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Omicron evades immunity better than Delta, Danish study finds

A virus can be more transmissible due to a number of reasons, such as the time it lingers in the air, its ability to latch onto cells, or its evasion of the body's immune system.

Investigating nearly 12,000 Danish households in mid-December, the scientists found that Omicron was 2.7 to 3.7 times more infectious than the Delta variant among vaccinated Danes.

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The study also found that booster-vaccinated people are less likely to transmit the virus, regardless of the variant, than the unvaccinated.

The findings confirm the earliest reports in November from South Africa #gauteng. The viral load is a factor 70 greater with Omicron, that's the reason health officials are increasing attention on quality of face masks ... and distancing.

False headline in US media, specifically originating in Texas:

"Triple-vaccinated people are more likely to be infected by the Omicron variant than the unvaccinated."

Previous diary: Losing Battle Against Omicron

by Oui on Wed Jan 12th, 2022 at 07:07:45 AM EST
by Oui on Wed Jan 12th, 2022 at 07:09:26 AM EST
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