Fortunately, there’s little proof that the variant causes extra severe illness or is extra harmful than earlier strains.

However, the discovering that it’s inflicting reinfection has taken researchers unexpectedly, as this pattern wasn’t seen with earlier strains.

It has beforehand been believed that an an infection from coronavirus and the vaccine would supply lasting safety in opposition to reinfection.

But for the reason that Omicron variant was first detected, the variety of individuals reinfected with coronavirus has grown sharply.

The interval between reinfections tends to vary from 90 days to 650 days – however on common the interval is a couple of 12 months.