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Clear data supporting very high immune escape potential of Omicron: INSACOG

India Today | 30/12/2021 08:57 AM | Click to read full article

There is now clear experimental and clinical data supporting very high immune escape potential of Omicron, but initial estimates show the severity of the illness being lower than what was seen in previous outbreaks, the Indian SARS-COV-2 Genomics Consortia INSACOG said.

While Delta continues to be the most prevalent VOC globally, the Omicron variant is on track to become the dominant variant in the UK and elsewhere.