The omicron variant of the Chinese coronavirus is reportedly 91 percent less fatal than the delta variant, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study released this week found.
The study, released January 11, 2022, seemingly affirmed that the omicron variant of the virus is significantly less severe than the delta variant.
“During a period with mixed Delta and Omicron variant circulation, SARS-CoV-2 infections with presumed Omicron variant infection were associated with substantially reduced risk of severe clinical endpoints and shorter durations of hospital stay,” the study found.
The study reads in part:
Within the subset of our cohort tested in outpatient settings, among whom prospective follow- up adverse outcomes was possible, Omicron variant infections were associated with