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Milder Omicron an ‘evolutionary mistake’?

Orissa Post | 07/01/2022 03:03 PM | Click to read full article

Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID), led a recent study on the Omicron variant.

"SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) is transmitting very efficiently so it doesn't have any reason to become milder, especially in the era of vaccination with plenty of susceptible hosts. So that's why I think it's an evolutionary mistake," he explained.