Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say

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Two two new new British British studies studies are are bolstering bolstering earlier earlier research research that that suggests suggests Omicron Omicron may may not not be be as as harmful harmful as as the the delta delta Berrien Berrien I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas with with the the latest latest an an analysis analysis from from imperial imperial college college London London finds finds people people infected infected with with the the Omicron Omicron variant variant of of covered covered nineteen nineteen about about twenty twenty percent percent less less likely likely to to go go to to the the hospital hospital than than those those infected infected with with delta delta and and forty forty percent percent less less likely likely to to be be hospitalized hospitalized for for a a night night or or more more a a separate separate study study out out of of the the university university of of Edinburgh Edinburgh suggests suggests the the risk risk of of hospitalization hospitalization is is about about two two thirds thirds still still scientists scientists stress stress reductions reductions in in severity severity need need to to be be weighed weighed against against Omicron Omicron faster faster spread spread and and its its ability ability to to evade evade vaccines vaccines sheer sheer numbers numbers of of infections infections could could still still overwhelm overwhelm hospitals hospitals I'm I'm Ben Ben Thomas Thomas

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