Omicron is much more transmissible and its reinfection rate is expected to be significantly higher than other variants. Photo: Bloomberg
Omicron is much more transmissible and its reinfection rate is expected to be significantly higher than other variants. Photo: Bloomberg

China can expect repeat Covid infections with new Omicron strains on the way, scientists say

  • Subvariants BQ.1.1 and XBB have been circulating abroad and could trigger a new round of mass cases in China, biochemist says
  • Virologist says the best strategy is to get boosted, maintain social distance, seek medical help as needed – but don’t panic

Omicron is much more transmissible and its reinfection rate is expected to be significantly higher than other variants. Photo: Bloomberg
Omicron is much more transmissible and its reinfection rate is expected to be significantly higher than other variants. Photo: Bloomberg
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