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Omicron infection: why it isn’t severe

Omicron symptoms labeled ‘mild’ may feel like more than that, but still aren’t considered severe.

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Severity of Omicron is usually partially dependent on age.


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What are the risks that come with Omicron?

Risk of hospitalization is three times higher for people older than 50. More information is available here.

Vaccination and previous infection have led to high levels of immunity.

The CDC claims that, “other key factors for lower disease severity include infection-acquired immunity and potential lower virulence of the Omicron variant.”

Long COVID also poses a risk. Syptoms of long COVID are typically found less in people who are fully vaccinated.


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