– It is “almost certain” that a new variant of the coronavirus Omicron it causes no more serious symptoms of Covid-19 disease than the Delta variant – Dr. Anthony Fauci, US Chief Medical Advisor, told AFP.
However, he added that it would take another “at least two weeks” to finally determine how dangerous the new coronavirus variant is.
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“Highly contagious variant”
– I think it will take another two weeks for us to wait for the results of our research in South Africa, and when we have more infections in the rest of the world, we may need even more time to know the true level of risk, Fauci explained.
He also warned that data from South Africa should not be overinterpreted, because the country’s population is very young. He noted, however, that the new variant, after all, is “clearly highly contagious” – probably more than Delta.
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