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A scientific paper in South Africa appears to show that the Omicron variant reduces Delta infections and could also boost immunity against severe illness with Delta. According to a Bloomberg report, the paper was co-authored by Alex Sigal and Khadija Khan from the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban. It has not been peer-reviewed. The paper also suggests that being infected with Omicron can create increased immunity against Delta, including reducing the risk of severe disease. According to the researchers, while the new variant has been shown to spread rapidly and can potentially escape some antibodies, immunity to subsequent Omicron […]

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