Omicron's immune reaction efficiently neutralizes the Delta variant: Study


Posted on 26 January 2022


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According to an ICMR study, those infected with Omicron have a substantial immune response that can neutralize not just Omicron but also other dangerous variations, including the most common Delta variant. It shows that the Omicron-induced immune response could effectively neutralize the Delta variant, making re-infection with the Delta variant less likely and so displace the Delta as the dominant strain, according to the study, highlighting the need for an Omicron-specific vaccine strategy. The study included 39 patients, 25 of whom had received both doses of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccination, eight of whom had received a double dose of the Pfizer jab, and six of whom had not been vaccinated. According to a study, the Omicron form of coronavirus may survive on skin for more than 21 hours and more than eight days on plastic surfaces, possibly contributing to its faster spread than other variants.


Key Points


  • According to an ICMR study, those infected with Omicron have a substantial immune response that can neutralize not just Omicron but also other dangerous variations, including the most common Delta variant.

  • According to a study, the Omicron form of coronavirus may survive on skin for more than 21 hours and more than eight days on plastic surfaces, possibly contributing to its faster spread than other variants.

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