A health worker speaks with a driver at a mobile testing site in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday. The country reported the new coronavirus variant to the WHO on November 24. Photo: Bloomberg
A health worker speaks with a driver at a mobile testing site in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday. The country reported the new coronavirus variant to the WHO on November 24. Photo: Bloomberg

Omicron has ‘substantial’ ability to evade natural immunity, South African researchers say

  • Early analysis on the new variant suggests it carries a higher risk of reinfection than other strains
  • But the scientists say urgent questions remain on vaccine-induced immunity and disease severity

A health worker speaks with a driver at a mobile testing site in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday. The country reported the new coronavirus variant to the WHO on November 24. Photo: Bloomberg
A health worker speaks with a driver at a mobile testing site in Cape Town, South Africa, on Thursday. The country reported the new coronavirus variant to the WHO on November 24. Photo: Bloomberg
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