Commuters, most of them wearing face masks, walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station in London during morning rush hour in December. Photo: Reuters
Commuters, most of them wearing face masks, walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station in London during morning rush hour in December. Photo: Reuters

Omicron less likely to cause long Covid, UK study finds

  • Researchers found the odds were 20 to 50 per cent lower compared to the Delta variant, with the figure varying depending on age and timing of last vaccination
  • But despite the reduced risk, more people have been infected with Omicron, meaning the number of patients with lingering symptoms has actually increased

Commuters, most of them wearing face masks, walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station in London during morning rush hour in December. Photo: Reuters
Commuters, most of them wearing face masks, walk along a platform at Kings Cross train station in London during morning rush hour in December. Photo: Reuters
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