US Institute of Health: Omicron COVID-19 is more infectious than delta
New Omicron strain coronavirus is more contagious compared to previously identified. This was stated by the head of the US National Institutes of Health Francis Collins, his words from the air CNN quoted TASS.
“We believe that he is more infectious than other strains. Based on how quickly it spreads in South Africa. It is especially well transmitted through contact, “- said Collins.
However, he stressed that it is too early to say how much the omicron strain of COVID-19 is more dangerous than the delta strain. Collins recalled that earlier there were serious concerns about the beta strain, but it did not spread widely in the United States.
Doctors from South Africa said that young people are the most vulnerable group for the omicron strain. There, mainly people aged 20-30 years are admitted to hospitals with infection with a new strain. Also, South African doctors note that when infected with a new variant of COVID-19, the sense of smell and taste does not disappear, only an increase in temperature and a loss of strength are noted.