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High probability of reinfection by Omicron-Doha News

Studies have shown that people with Omicron are more likely to re-infect than previous Covid-19 variants.

According to a new study, people who had previously been infected with alpha, beta, or delta variants were 90% protected from reinfection. TAt Omicron, hat protection is reduced to 56%. However, it is important to note that people who are re-infected with any of these variants are less likely to be hospitalized or die.

This study was carried out by Qatar’s Weil Cornell Medical epidemiologist Wraith Abu Raddad and his team. Abu-Raddad and his team have been tracking reinfections in Qatar for over a year.The survey results are Release At the New England Journal of Medicine.

Researchers extracted COVID-19 data from laboratory testing, vaccination, and clinical infection data, and extracted relevant demographic details from Qatar’s national SARS-CoV-2 database. These databases contain all COVID-19-related PCR tests, vaccinations, hospitalizations, and deaths in Qatar since the onset of the pandemic.

Abu Raddad said The long-term protection provided by pre-infection is found in healthy people under the age of 50. This protection is considerably less effective and is probably shorter-lived for the elderly and those in basic health.

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On Monday, health officials reported 613 new Covid-19 cases, with steadily decreasing cases. The total number of active cases also decreased from 20,944 on February 2nd to 8,555.

The numbers show that we are steadily recovering from the latest wave peaks and the restrictions are gradually being relaxed.


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