India - How severe is the Omicron variant? South African doctor explains
Dr. Angelique Coetzee stated the variant spreads fast but acknowledged it is still early to draw clear conclusions. Omicron is a heavily mutated strain of COVID-19 and currently most prevalent in South Africa. Here are more details on this.
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Dr. Coetzee's assessment of the strain indicates that while Omicron may be more transmissible, it causes a milder disease than variants like Delta. If that trend continues, it could be good news as the pandemic may be turning into an endemic. An endemic is when a disease is perpetually present in a population but its spread remains limited and predictable.
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