Good news from South Africa re: Omicron


From the South African Medical Research Council :

  • Omicron “does” cause milder symptoms
  • Two Pfizer jabs 70% effective against hospitalisation
  • Study finds 38 admissions per 1,000 Omicron cases compared to 101 per 1,000 for Delta
  • Overall risk of hospital admission is 29% lower for Omicron
  • Hospitalised patients are less sick
  • Proportion of hospital patients needing ICU is 13% for this wave compared to 30% for previous waves
By Justgivemepositivenews Team