Omicron Today, by Dr. Robert W. Malone, MD, MS

Here’s the latest scientific knowledge on Omicron, from Robert W. Malone, MD, MS, at rwmalonemd.substack.com:

Below are five articles that stand out as being among the most important regarding Omicron this week.


Epidemiological characterisation of the first 785 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases in Denmark, December 2021

Published in: Eurosurveillance  Volume 26, Issue 50, 16/Dec/2021

Denmark, as of December 9, 2021. Denmark has one of the highest RT-PCR testing capacities in the world and screens all positive RT-PCR tests with an Omicron-specific PCR – allowing screening for Omicron.

There have been 785 SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases identified in Denmark. The earliest Omicron cases in Denmark occurred before South Africa announced the emergence of this variant. Most cases were fully (76%) or booster-vaccinated (7.1%); 34 (4.3%) had a previous SARS-CoV-2 infection. The majority of cases with available information reported symptoms (509/666; 76%) and most were infected in Denmark (588/644; 91%).

One in five cases cannot be linked to previous cases, indicating widespread community transmission.

Nine cases have been hospitalized, one required intensive care and no deaths have been registered.

Highlights:

·      1.2% of cases have been hospitalized

·      0.3% in intensive care

·      0% deaths.

·      83% were fully or booster vaccinated, 17% not vaccinated (including 2.6 vaccine started)

·      4.3% had previous SARS-CoV-2 infection

·      91% have no travel history, 9% reported travel

My take: this study is important because although there are studies and spokespeople from South Africa stating similar results, the Danish population in terms of age, body weight, life expectancy, etc. is more similar demographically to the US population. This Danish study suggests that Omicron will affect the American population similarly.


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