Long Covid risk may be lower with Omicron

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Variants or Mutations or Types of Coronavirus or Covid-19 (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Omicron).
Variants or Mutations or Types of Coronavirus or Covid-19 (Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Omicron).

If you're infected with the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2, you're about 50% less likely to experience long Covid than you would be if you were infected with the Delta variant of the virus, according to a letter published in The Lancet.

Long Covid has quickly become the big mystery of the Covid-19 pandemic, with hundreds of researchers globally trying to determine why so many people are left with debilitating symptoms long after their acute infection has passed.

The researchers of the current study, from King's College London, looked at data from more than 56 000 adults in the UK.

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