The Coronavirus variant, Omicron, is reportedly a less severe strain of COVID-19 for everyone, including the unvaccinated.
A new study found that Omicron has less severe COVID-19 symptoms for the unvaccinated.
The study was done by the Western Cape and South African National Departments of Health and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa.
It found that Omicron creates fewer severe COVID-19 symptoms for patients.
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Omicron variant may be less severe, but it’s still dangerous
The COVID-19 strain of Omicron causes less severe symptoms than the delta strain for both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
Even with this new information, The World Health Organization claimed that the omicron variant can still be a “dangerous virus” for the unvaccinated.
Dr. Mike Ryan, the director of the WHO’s health emergencies program Omicron is still a threat to people’s health, even if it is less severe.
In December, President Joe Biden also said that Omicron is dangerous for vaccinated people.
He says that the unvaccinated are looking at a winter of severe illness and death.
Biden goes on to say that there is good news if you’ve been vaccinated and have your booster shot.
He added that you’re protected from severe illness and death with the booster.
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