Still minority with omicron on IVA


Published 14 January 2022 at 13.26

Domestic. The spread of omicrone in Sweden is increasing sharply and a new daily record has been broken. But among those cared for in intensive care, the delta variant is still dominant.

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The information comes from state epidemiologist Anders Tegnell, who, however, does not say how many people with omicrons, if any, are cared for at IVA. omikron cases exploded in Sweden. This indicates that omicron gives immunity to the more serious corona versions and is much less dangerous.

Tegnell tells Dagens Nyheter that no vaccine passport will be introduced in restaurants and gyms in Sweden.

According to the Swedish Public Health Agency, the measure is not sufficient in view of the current spread of infection.

– Right now it is not something you can lean on. We know that two doses of the vaccine provide a rather poor protection against omikron and thus can not guarantee that these places are safe, says Anders Tegnell to the newspaper.

Despite the fact that omikron infection has broken new records in number for several weeks cases across Europe, the death toll remains at 49.2 per million inhabitants over a two-week period.