(Washington) Leading scientist Anthony Fauzi said on Tuesday that the Omicron variant was “almost certain” not to cause more serious cases of COVID-19 than the Delta, adding that another “at least two weeks” would have to wait. Find out if it turns out to be less dangerous.
“It’s almost certain he’s not worse than Delta,” said a White House adviser on the health crisis. “There are some signs that it could be even less serious,” he added in a telephone interview.
“I think it will take at least another two weeks in South Africa. When we have more infections in the rest of the world, it may take us longer to see the real level of severity,” he said.
He cautioned against over-understanding the data coming from South Africa and warned that the population of this country was unique in that it was too young.
The new variant, however, is “clearly highly transmitted”, perhaps more than Delta.R Fauci