Researchers in South Africa have suggested Omicron could displace the Delta variant. According to a study this week, infection with the new variant boosts immunity against the Delta variant, in turn, making reinfection less likely.
A recent study from South Africa has suggested individuals infected with the Omicron variant face fewer risks of severe illness or hospitalization. The study released on Wednesday, found people in South Africa who were infected with Omicron between October and November, were 80 percent less likely to experience severe symptoms than those infected with other variants.
The American Institute for Economic Research (AIER) revealed an alleged smear campaign against anti-lockdown scientists by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
According to a South African government panel, the Omicron variant is so mild there’s no need for quarantines and contact tracing.
A South African government panel said the Omicron variant is mild enough that there’s no need for further quarantines and contact tracing.
A top virologist is criticizing Joe Biden’s travel ban on South Africa, while suggesting it has nothing to do with stopping the Omicron variant. Dr. Tulio De Oliveira said Sunday that travel bans discourage international cooperation, in turn, making it harder to battle COVID-19.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered remarks honoring the country’s last apartheid-era President F.W. de Klerk in Cape Town on Sunday.