South Africa says omicron strain triples risk of re-infection

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The South African Center for Epidemiological Modeling and Analysis and the National Institute of Infectious Diseases reported that the new omicron coronavirus strain is three times more infectious for people who have previously had COVID-19 than previous options, reports TASS.

“ The data show that the omicron strain has the ability to bypass the immunity from COVID-19 received by earlier infected variants of the coronavirus. The risk of re-infection with the omicron strain is three times higher than the previous variants '', & mdash; The statement reads.

Earlier, Honored Doctor of Russia, Epidemiologist and Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences Gennady Onishchenko & nbsp; stated that the reasons for panic due to the spread of the new strain of coronavirus omicron; no.

Head & nbsp; Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova & nbsp; said & nbsp; about the absence of a new omicron-strain on the territory of the Russian Federation. At the same time, the first cases of this form of coronavirus were detected in almost 20 countries and regions.


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