As should be common knowledge by now, as a virus mutates, it becomes more contagious but less deadly.
This appears to be the case for the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Thus far, there have been very few deaths from the new strain.
A new study coming out of South Africa should also alleviate fears, as it shows that Omicron cases in the country have resulted in an 80% decrease in the chance of hospitalization.
The study was released by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, and appears to cut against the fear-mongering tactics being used by Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, the CDC, and several world governments.
Our friends at the Blaze have more details on Omicron's hospitalization rate:
The study, released Wednesday by the National Institute for Communicable Diseases, comes as countries around the globe grapple with how to handle the new strain, which appears to be more resistant to current COVID-19 vaccines.
In the study, researchers compared Omicron infections with Delta and other variant infections from October to November and discovered that Omicron infections resulted in a considerable 80% decreased chance of hospitalization.
"When compared to non-[Omicron] infections, we found that [Omicron] infections had an 80% lower odds of being admitted to the hospital," South African researchers concluded.
Forbes has some more key details on the study:
The study was conducted in South Africa between October 1 and November 30 and has not been peer-reviewed.
The study’s authors said high levels of population immunity due to vaccination or “natural infection” are likely to have been a cause behind the lower risk of disease severity compared to people who had been diagnosed with delta between April and November.
They added it is “difficult to disentangle” the effect of high levels of population immunity with “intrinsic lower virulence” when narrowing down the reason for reduced disease severity.
Of course, the MSM will likely downplay this news, as it cuts against the fear-mongering narrative...
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