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Roundup: Omicron to account for half Europe cases ‘in few months’: ECDC

The new Omicron variant could soon account for half the coronavirus infections in Europe, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control warned Thursday.

The ECDC said that current evidence on transmissibility, severity, and immune escape for Omicron is “highly uncertain”, but that early evidence from South Africa suggests that it “may have a substantial growth advantage over the Delta variant.”EFE


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