Omicron Evades Immunity Better Than Delta, Danish Study Finds

Omicron Evades Immunity Better Than Delta, Danish Study Finds


The quickly spreading Omicron variant is better at slipping past the immunity delivered by vaccines than the Delta variant, according to a new report.

“Investigating nearly 12,000 Danish households in mid-December, the scientists found that Omicron was 2.7 to 3.7 times more infectious than the Delta variant among vaccinated Danes,” Reuters reported, citing a Danish study published last week.

The study, conducted by researchers at University of Copenhagen, Statistics Denmark and Statens Serum Institut (SSI), suggested that the Omicron variant spreads more quickly because it can evade immunity delivered by vaccines.

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“Our findings confirm that the rapid spread of the Omicron (variant) primarily can be ascribed to the immune evasiveness rather than an inherent increase in the basic transmissibility,” the study said.

The study also found that “booster-vaccinated people

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