Omicron: ‘First signs of cautious optimism’ – Dr Susan Hopkins


Dr Susan Hopkins, epidemiologist for the UK Health Security Agency, has called early findings about Omicron’s severity a cause for “cautious optimism”.

The agency’s research has suggested that people catching the new Covid variant Omicron are 50% to 70% less likely to need hospital care compared with previous variants.

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