A new study suggests that the COVID-19 variant of Omicron is three times more likely to cause reinfection than the Delta variant.
- The researchers said they found that the Omicron variant has “significant ability to evade immunity from previous infection,” according to them Die Washington Post.
Scientists said the potential for increased reinfection could be a reason why the virus spread so quickly Die Washington Post.
Dr. Jeremy Luban, a virologist at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, said NPR that the Omicron variant is more portable than the Delta variant, which is significant since the Delta variant dominates the world.
- “Everyone is afraid that Omicron is much more transferable than Delta. At first glance it looks like it could be, ”he said. “But that can be completely wrong. Nobody knows right now. The problem is that our data is very limited. “
Researcher in South Africa first announced the discovery of the coronavirus variant on Thanksgiving weekend, as I wrote for them Desert news. the Variant reportedly has dozens of mutations However, it is unclear whether the variant causes severe symptoms in people who are fully vaccinated.