Covid-recovered 3-5 times more prone to Omicron infection than Delta: WHO

New Delhi, 8/1: Individuals who have recovered from Covid-19 are three to five times more likely to be reinfected with the Omicron variant compared to Delta, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

According to Hans Henri P Kluge, the WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Omicron variant can evade previous immunity in people.


“So it can still infect those who have had Covid-19 in the past, those who are unvaccinated, and those who were vaccinated many months ago,” Kluge said in a recent note.


“There are three things that we need to do urgently: protect ourselves through vaccination, prevent further infections, and prepare health systems for a surge in cases”.



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