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posted by janrinok on Thursday January 13 2022, @04:32AM   Printer-friendly
from the I-hope-it's-only-the-legs-half dept.

Omicron May Infect Half of Europeans Within Weeks, WHO Says:

More than half of Europe's population could become infected with omicron within weeks at current transmission speeds, a World Health Organization official said.

The fast-spreading variant represents a "west-to-east tsunami sweeping the region," Hans Kluge, WHO regional director for Europe, said in a briefing Tuesday.

He cited the Institute for Metrics and Health Assessment forecast that most Europeans could take it within the next six to eight weeks. The latest Covid surge has resulted in fewer symptomatic cases and lower death rates than in previous waves, fueling optimism that the pandemic may subside.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @05:51PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @05:51PM (#1212450)

    This is a bit like the flu where you don't get immune to the flu strains in circulation later, but generally, having had it a few times the body is more effective at fighting it.

    This is what we commonly called cross-immunity, at least those of us who aren't spreading complete nonsense.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @07:56PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday January 13 2022, @07:56PM (#1212499)

    And what precisely is nonsense here? Pandemics typically end when people accept the disease as endemic or there's an effective vaccine to stop the spread and confine it to a region. None of this is particularly controversial. At least not if you stipulate true things as true.