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Could Omicron be the end?

29 November 2021

If you read the headline for today's column and went no further you could be forgiven for thinking I was a doomsayer.

However, there's a possibility that Omicron could be a good thing, a very good thing.

Right now, little is known about this new variant of the SARS2 Covid 19 virus except that it appears to be far more transmissible than the Delta strain or those which have come before it. There is no formal analysis of the severity of the symptoms or the death toll associated with this new version of our favourite pandemic-inducing virus but there are some early indications that it could be the thing that actually ends the pandemic.

Yes, that's right, as the world cowers in fear of yet a new threat, some very preliminary reports seem to indicate that Omicron might be far more transmissible but far less dangerous in terms of its effects on the heath of those infected. If this is the case, it could be the immunising form of the virus that will provide the world's population with lasting protection against the more dangerous strains.

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