Rome, 16 December – The Community transmission of the Omicron variant of covid “It is already underway in the EU / European Economic Area. A further rapid increase in cases of this new mutant is expected in the next two months.
And, although Delta is still the most popular variant at the moment, “Based on the forecast models and based on the growth advantage and the level of leakage of the immune system, Omicron is likely to become the dominant variant in the EU / See within the first two months of 2022”
This analysis is one of the highlights of the latest Rapid Risk Assessment update released by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), as summarized in a release by AdnKronos Health. The document, which focuses specifically on the risk associated with Omicron in Europe, updates the forecasts and also examines the holiday season.