An early glimpse of omicron's threat: High transmission likely, but vaccines provide hope

Researchers are still piecing together data, early anecdotal evidence and existing COVID-19 knowledge to better understand the new, mutated omicron variant of the coronavirus. But less than two weeks into the global effort, those clues are giving experts a glimpse of the variant’s threat.

The consensus so far: Vaccines will likely continue protecting against severe disease, but the variant may prove highly infectious, even among people who are fully vaccinated or have been previously infected.

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