Is the Omicron variant more severe than Delta variant of COVID-19?
Hello, Is the Omicron variant more severe than Delta variant of COVID-19? During delta infection, the cases were increasing rapidly and the number of deaths were uncountable. Please provide me some information so that we can protect ourselves in a better way.
@kakali The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the Omicron COVID-19 variant is likely to outcompete Delta in countries suffering from both strains, as scientists predict that the highly mutated and potentially more vaccine-resistant strain of the virus may become dominant in many countries by the end of the year. It is likely that Omicron will outpace the Delta variant where community transmission occurs. Omicron cases have been detected in 63 countries, up from 57 countries two days prior. The WHO said global risk levels regarding the variant remain "very high." While Omicron's swift emergence and high rate of transmission have concerned experts, there are early indications that the variant may not be as deadly or overload hospitals with severe cases to the same degree as previous waves.