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Omicron leads milder infection than Delta, says experts

COVIDOmicron leads milder infection than Delta, says experts

On Saturday, February 5, 2022, the infection caused by the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus could cause the disease among the population. However, the Deputy Director for Clinical Research of the Russian sanitary Tatyana Ruzhentsova, who is also the watchdog of the Gabrichevsky Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, explained that the new strain of the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus caused a mild infection among the people than the Delta strain and also referred it as a post-COVID syndrome”.

Moreover, she further cited,” The infection caused by the deadly virus called Omicron of the COVID-19 virus among the population is milder. This means the disease causes fewer symptoms after the people are exposed to the viral infection compared to the previous strain of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the symptoms such as Blood clots, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal disorders are less common”.


As per the expert, the reason behind the milder infection might be that many of those exposed to the viral infection caused by the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus have already had immunity and also they could be quite young. She further noted,” The people who diagnose to the viral infection and experience the fewer disease as they could have received the proper treatment against the infection after the symptoms have been very clear”.

She further added that the vaccinated people against the novel coronavirus are a most-effectively response to any deadly strain of the novel coronavirus. They are facing fewer consequences of the deadly strain which was caused by the infection named SARS-CoV-2.

Earlier, World health Organisation Director-General Tedros has warned people that they should not treat the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus as a milder variant. Despite the fact that it is a milder variant, the Omicron has caused hospitalisation among the people and also causes death.

Further, the B.1.1.529 strain of the COVID-19 was first discovered in South Africa in 2021, and around 83 Russian regions have reported the Omicron cases.


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