COVID-19 live updates: 'Stealth' Omicron is more infectious, but vaccines still protect

COVID-19 live updates: 'Stealth' Omicron is more infectious, but vaccines still protect

A new Danish study has compared the transmissibility of the new Omicron subvariant — commonly called “stealth” Omicron — with that of the previously dominant Omicron variant. It has also considered the efficacy of vaccines in the face of the two variants. The study concluded that stealth Omicron is more transmissible than Omicron and that vaccines provide less protection against the former. However, stealth Omicron was less likely than Omicron to transmit from vaccinated people who did contract an infection.

 

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Written by MNT News Team on February 8, 2022

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