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Coronavirus disaster: Omicron studies show strain is less severe than Delta

Omicron victims are only half as likely to need hospital treatment as those hit by earlier COVID strains, scientists have concluded.

A series of separate studies by British and South African researchers shows that the highly infectious variant leads to significantly milder illness.

It raises hopes that the world will not be plunged into a similar situation as when COVID-19 first emerged in early 2020 and when vaccines were not available.

The British study from London’s Imperial College shows Omicon cases are 15 per cent less likely to attend hospital and 40 per cent less likely to be hospitalised for a night or more compared to Delta.

Professor Neil Ferguson, from Imperial College London, said their work showed evidence of a moderate reduction in the risk of hospitalisation.

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