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Posted by handle, Mon Dec-13-21 08:42 PM
In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt
Theory is: Omicron may not be more transmissible than Delta - just that the delta is not spreading as fast as it could have because people have some prior immunity from delta if they had any previous strain of covid.
The theory is Omicron may evade some of that immunity to it appears to spread faster than delta because prior immunity is not slowing it down nearly too the same degree.
No theory on severity mentioned, just on how "fast" it appears to be spreading.