Is COVID-19 variant Omicron worse than Delta variant?
Hello, I would like to know Is COVID-19 variant Omicron worse than Delta variant? Already we have seen lot of deaths due to delta variant. That time we were not prepared to handle the delta wave. That is the reason I am really anxious. Please leave your comments.
@sanai Top US scientist Anthony Fauci said that while it would take weeks to judge the severity of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron, early indications suggested it was not worse than prior strains, and possibly milder. President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor broke down the knowns and unknowns about Omicron into three major areas - transmissibility, how well it evades immunity from prior infection and vaccines, and severity of illness. The new variant is "clearly highly transmissible," very likely more so than Delta, the current dominant global strain, Fauci said. Accumulating epidemiological data from around the world also indicates re-infections are higher with Omicron. Fauci, the long-time director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said lab experiments that tested the potency of antibodies from current vaccines against Omicron should come in the "next few days to a week."