Omicron is a new strain of coronavirus most prevalent in South Africa. Meanwhile, the variant has spread to more countries including the United States and South Korea. Here are more details on this.
Details Virus has mostly affected young people so far: Experts
The actual impact of Omicron is hard to determine at this point because it has so far mostly affected young people who generally have stronger immunity, scientists said. Further, people tend to become sicker after carrying the virus for some time, the experts told lawmakers on Wednesday. 'We are also expecting that the more severe complications may not present themselves for a few weeks.'
Quote 'It can still find vulnerable people'
'If this virus and this variant spreads very efficiently through the population, then it will still be able to find those people in the population who are unvaccinated and may be unprotected against severe disease,' Richard Lessells of the KRISP genomics institute said. 'That's what also concerns us when we think about the continent more generally.'
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