Omicron may help beat Delta: New study

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Published: 2022-01-01 14:21

Last Updated: 2022-05-18 18:44


Omicron may help beat Delta: New study
Omicron may help beat Delta: New study

A new study from South Africa discovered that people who have recovered from Omicron, may better resist transmission of the Delta variant.

Saturday, CNN quoted a virologist at the Africa Health Research Institute, Professor Alex Siegel, who led the study, as saying that there is a possibility that Omicron can get rid of Delta.

Siegel said that there are people who have been infected with Omicron in South Africa, who, as expected, acquired immunity against Omicron, but their immunity to the Delta variant was also enhanced.

He added that based on their experience in South Africa, Omicron is rapidly spreading and many people have been infected with it, but it caused mild symptoms for everyone who contracted it, which was not the case with the previous variant Delta.