People infected with the Omicron variant of the corona virus have significantly higher immunity than patients infected with other types, such as Delta. Even if they haven’t been vaccinated. These findings have come to the fore in a study conducted by scientists from the National Institute of Virology (NIV).
According to the research, based on the high level of antibody production in people infected with Omicron, it can be assumed that they are not infected with Delta or any other type. This research was done in January this year. It is now published in the latest issue of the Journal of Infection (Medical Journal). This research was done by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
39 people involved
The research involved 39 people. These were people who had returned from the United Arab Emirates, Africa, West Asia, America and Britain. Six of these people were not vaccinated. All were infected with the Omicron variant.
divided into three categories
Scientists have divided the people involved in the research into three categories. The first category included 25 people who received both vaccines from Covishield. The second included eight people who had received the Pfizer vaccine, and the third involved six people who were not vaccinated.
The researchers analyzed IgG and neutralizing antibodies against B.1, alpha, beta, delta and Omicron variants in sera (aqueous blood) from individuals infected with Omicron. They were kept in isolation and all got infected without any symptoms.
The researcher stressed that regardless of the results of the study, people should not underestimate the protection against corona. For now you need to be careful.
People who have been vaccinated and infected with Omicron will not become seriously ill. Other people who have not been vaccinated and are infected with Omicron have been shown to have high immunity. In such a situation, it will not have any effect on patients if infected with other types like Delta.