Omicron can increase immunity against Delta, only 1 condition
Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization, says that Omicron infection can increase immunity against Delta, but this is possible only if the person is vaccinated against the corona virus.
New Delhi: There is two good news regarding Coronavirus. First, in big cities like Delhi-Mumbai, the number of infected is continuously decreasing. About 11 and a half thousand cases were registered in Delhi on Tuesday, while in Mumbai this number came down to about six thousand. Second, many experts have claimed that the new variant of corona, Omicron, is working to increase the immunity of people and now Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) has also made an important statement regarding this.
What did Swaminathan say?
WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan said, ‘Omicron infection can increase immunity against Delta, but this is possible only if you are vaccinated against corona virus. That is to say, if you have not taken the vaccine shots, then the new variant will not work as an immunity booster. However, he also clarified that the new infection is not a substitute for vaccination, as some are suggesting.
Increased neutralizing immunity in these people
Soumya Swaminathan, reacting to a recent study, said that vaccination helps counteract Omicron. Vaccinated people have been found to have a higher neutralization capacity of the virus, despite starting with almost the same and low neutralization as unvaccinated people. Simply put, vaccinated people have increased neutralizing immunity against Delta. Whereas this has not happened with those who distance themselves from the vaccine.