UK Study, Illness From Omicron Variant Shorter Than Delta Covid-19 Variant


A large study of the fully vaccinated people of the United Kingdom, the illness caused by the Omicron covid-19 variant has been on a verge around two days shorter than the delta variant of the novel corona virus.

The authors of the study said, the shorter presentation of the symptoms has been suggesting that, the pending confirmation from the viral studies that, the period of the infectiousness might be shorter, which in turn is going to be impacting the public health guidance and health policies of workplace.

Based on the Zoe Covid-19 app, that is responsible for collecting the data on the symptoms reported by themselves, the study has also found that, a symptomatic omicron covid-19 infection had been 25 percent less likely for the purpose of resulting in the admission of the hospital than in case of the delta corona virus variant.

The researchers of King’s College London has also analysed the two sets of data from 1st June 2021 to 27th November 2021, when the delta variant has accounted for more than 70 percent cases, when the omicron covid-19 variant had been more than 70 percent prevalent.

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As the lesser seriousness of the Omicron variant has been known, the study has been unique in the omicron variant’s detailed analysis and in that study, it has also corrected for any of the distortion caused by the differences in the status of covid-19 vaccination by looking at the fully vaccinated volunteers only.