Researchers in South Africa found that people infected with the Omicron strain of the new coronavirus have stronger immunity to the earlier Delta strain.
The conclusion of this study is the result of a new study by the African Institute of Health in Durban. Of all the people included in this study, there were 33 people who had been vaccinated, the rest were yet to be vaccinated. Researchers found that two weeks after being infected with Omicron, the immunity of people exposed to Omi Kiron increased by 14 times, and the immunity to Delta increased by 4.4 times.
Scientists say that those who have been immunized have a particularly significant increase in immunity.
The co-author of this research report, Siegel, said on Twitter on Monday that if Omicron is “lower pathogenicity” as shown now, “this situation will help eliminate delta.” It may make the new coronavirus disrupt our lives less. ”
The above-mentioned study, which has not yet been peer-reviewed, has been submitted to the medical journal MedRxiv.
An earlier study in South Africa showed that compared with Delta, Omicron has a lower risk of hospitalization and severe illness.
Since November this year, Southern Africa Since the discovery of the Omicron variant strain, the strain quickly spread all over the world.