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Evidence suggests that Omicron has a high infectivity but does not have a “severe profile.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA, said on Tuesday that new evidence suggests that the Omicron coronavirus has increased infectivity rather than a “severe profile.” This comes amid widespread concern about the Omicron coronavirus variant.

Doctor Anthony Fauci was quoted as saying during a virtual briefing, “If one looks at the transmissibility, we have molecular evidence to suggest that the mutations that are seen in Omicron and in other would suggest that they are associated with increased infectivity.”

As he explained, “-world evidence is amassing at an alarmingly rapid pace, literally on a daily basis, allowing to determine the increase in , possible increase in reproductive number, and the rapid replacement of Delta by Omicron in certain situations.”

However, according to CNN, Dr. Fauci stated that it is still too early to determine the precise severity of the disease caused by the Omicron mutation.

He made the following statement in reference to South African data: “The disease does not appear to have a particularly severe profile based on the cases that have been thus far. According to the findings of a study conducted in South Africa, people who have previously been infected with other coronavirus variants, such as Beta and Delta, appear to be more susceptible to reinfection with Omicron than the general population.”

It is expected that the world will learn more about the Omicron variant in the next couple of weeks, according to him. Because of the large number of cases, it is likely that the majority of data on severity will come from South Africa first.

“In light of the severity of the situation, and the fact that hospitalization and death are always lagging indicators, I would expect it to take at least another couple of weeks before we have a handle on things, and then a really handle on things a few weeks after that. As a result, I believe we should off on reaching any definitive conclusions for the time being, at least not until the next few weeks “During the briefing, Fauci stated to CNN that

On November 25, the World Health Organization (WHO) received the first report of the new COVID-19 variant, which originated in South Africa.

According to the World Health Organization, the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was discovered in a specimen collected on November 9 of this .

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which has been in South Africa, was given the name ‘Omicron’ by the World Health Organization on November 26. The World Health Organization has classified Omicron as a ‘variant of concern.’

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