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Data from 3 countries: Omicron less likely to require hospital treatment 

Healthcare data from three countries: South Africa, Denmark and the UK, shows that people infected with the Omicron coronavirus variant were up to 80% less likely to require hospital treatment compared with the Delta strain. 

The research confirms early reports from South Africa which found that Omicron seemed less severe and much less likely to cause serious illness.

Dr Angelique Coetzee, the South African doctor who reportedly first sounded the alarm on the Omicorn variant of Covid-19, said 10 days ago that Omicron was a “mild” variant.

Dr Coetzee, Chair of the South African Medical Association, made the comments in an LBC interview on Sunday, 12th December. Dr Coetzee told viewers that: “There’s no reason why you can’t trust us when we say to you [Omicron is] a mild disease.”

 

The South African doctor argued that “there’s really no need” to enter into another lockdown over the variant.

Despite the growing evidence, the Irish media and ultra-cautious commentators have continued to hype up fear about the Omicorn variant of Covid-19 for weeks. ensuring headlines claiming the worst of the crisis was yet to come, and talk of a “crippling wave”. Restaurants and bars were effectively canceled for Christmas, and schools, which have already masked small children, began to talk of moving lessons online again.

Yet, the data continues to show Omicron should be no cause for panic.

A new study from Scotland says: ‘early national data suggests that Omicron is associated with a two-thirds reduction in the risk of COVID-19 hospitalisation when compared to Delta.’

The vast majority of infections caused by Omicron are mild, and the proportion of all cases that developed severe disease is lower than with other variants – and Omicron is now responsible for a majority of Covid-19 cases in a growing number of countries.

A South African study found that people who tested positive during October and November were 80 per cent less likely than Delta cases to be admitted to hospital, – even after researchers adjusted for various factors including previous infection.

Professor Cheryl Cohen, an epidemiologist at the University of Witwatersrand and one of the study’s authors, told the Financial Times that breakthrough infections and reinfections from Omicron were “less severe” and that immune protection from T-cells and B-cells “mediated” Omicron’s “progression to severe disease” despite the fall in antibody protection.

However, she cautioned that the findings may not be applicable to western nations with older populations.

But Danish data also showed that,for those infected to December 15th, Omicron cases were three times less likely to be admitted to hospital than cases with other variants.

The country has been held to ransom by Covid and Covid alarmists for almost two years now, with devastating and mostly untold consequences. The fear-mongering headlines should stop. And we should begin living, in earnest, with Covid

 

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