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Omicron 'not same disease' as earlier Covid waves: UK scientist 

Business Standard | 30/12/2021 05:15 PM | Click to read full article

Omicron variant is "not the same disease we were seeing a year ago" and high Covid death rates in the UK are "now history", according to John Bell, professor of medicine at the Oxford University.

Bell, who is also the government's life sciences adviser, said that although hospital admissions had increased in recent weeks, the disease "appears to be less severe as many people spend a relatively short time in hospital".