Omicron's infectivity is so high that it neutralizes the benefits of a milder course of the disease - chief US infectious diseas

27 December 2021, 08:35 | Peace
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New strain of coronavirus " But its speed of transmission and spread threatens overcrowded hospitals. Reported by ABC.

According to the chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci, it is Omicron that will provoke a further increase in the number of new cases of coronavirus diagnostics and hospitalizations..

“Having many, many, many milder cases can neutralize the positive effect of reducing disease severity.. And we are especially worried about the unvaccinated.

They are most vulnerable when you have a virus that is extremely infectious to humans, ”he said..

Fauci noted that the number of cases is growing every day.. Last week's average was around 150,000 and is likely to be much higher.

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Recall that the Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, after processing coronavirus samples, discovered a new variant of the Delta strain for Ukraine, which is now actively spreading in Russia.

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