Covid-19: Scientists expect milder reinfection, post-vaccination symptoms with Omicron

The variant has spread in several parts of the world



By Reuters

Published: Thu 2 Dec 2021, 5:13 PM

South African scientists studying the Omicron outbreak believe symptoms are less severe for those reinfected with Covid-19 by the new variant or infected after vaccination, a top scientist said on Thursday.

“So we believe, I think very much so, that the reinfections (of the)... disease will be less severe,” said Anne von Gottberg, microbiologist at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases.

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“And that’s what we’re trying to prove and to monitor very carefully in South Africa. And the same would hold for those that are vaccinated.”


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