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It looks like Omicron causes milder illness – is this how COVID becomes endemic?

By Hamish McCallum, Director, Centre for Planetary Health and Food Security, Griffith University
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These are very early days in terms of our understanding the Omicron variant. What is known is that it has a large number of mutations, particularly in the spike protein and it appears to be rapidly spreading in specific parts of the world.

Very early indications from Africa suggest it does not cause particularly severe disease (though the World Health Organization has urged…The Conversation

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