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Omicron Study in South Africa Points to End of Acute Pandemic Phase

  • Study at large hospital shows significantly milder disease
  • End of the ‘epidemic phase of the Covid pandemic’ seen
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A South African study from the epicenter of the world’s omicron surge offers a tantalizing hint that the acute phase of the Covid-19 pandemic may be ending.

The infection wave moved with “unprecedented speed” and caused much milder illness than earlier strains, a study of patients infected with Covid-19 at a large hospital in the South African city where the first outbreak of the omicron variant was recorded showed.