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World: virologist Radest warns of Deltakron: "Everything but certainly"

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Omikron - as the name of the new virus variant for the first time popped up in November, there was uncertainty. But the more people infect, the more insights there is about Omikron, for some time, it is also the dominant variant in Germany. Some experts should be sure if they could be the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Will Corona soon endemic with Omikron, so does not make a bigger threat to the health system?

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virologist Christian Radest is more skeptical and warns in an interview: It is by no means sure that Omikron will remain in this mitigated state.

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For many, Omikron is a hopefound, in the medium term, some experts from some relaxation through this virus variant go out. The hypothesis: Through omikron, an endemic situation could move closer, the high transferability of the virus could cause the population to achieve higher immunization faster. In the best case, the military courses would ensure that the health system is relieved.

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, the severity of the disease - measured at the proportion of Corona , which must be in the hospital - is by 20 to 45 percent after data of imperial college at Omikron compared to delta.

But there are still many but in this bill. And one comes from the virologen Christian Drost . He pointed out in an interview with "Deutschlandfunk" that Omikron could evolve - from a mild to a more ill variant. His fear: a recombination from Omikron and Delta, so to a certain extent a "DeltaKron" mutant.

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Road declares that it is conceivable that in the future a virus aroused, which combines the properties of both variants. So, which "carries the spike protein of the omikron virus to continue to enjoy this immune part, but has the rest of the genome of the delta virus," said. From "both worlds" the strongest properties could come together. "There's something that has been described, that's already described, you have to fear that this could happen that something like that could happen."

virologist Christian Drost makes clear: "This is a troubles"

Reading warned against the strategy that all warned Infect with the milder omikron variant and then all may be immune. "That's a troubles," makes you clear. "It could be that those who still have no immunity could be infected with this omikron virus, as it is now at the moment, without geting a very serious course, but it could also be within A few weeks suddenly an omikron virus variant is there, which again brings a higher virulence, a higher illicitary effect. "

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should occur such a" Deltakron "or other omikron virus variant, would not have any immune protection, which are not vaccinated at all , so outside. "It's anything but sure that the omikron virus is like it is now, in this somewhat mapped condition will remain. This is at the moment a very shaky situation. "

Route does not consider it certainly for sure that the delta variant is completely displaced. "And when Omikron does not displace delta virus there now, it does not necessarily have to come back the Delta virus in the next winter." Then two variants would circulate and you would have to be careful that the vaccine covers both types.

virologist Christian Road: Share of Unvaccinated "A Real Problem"

Drosting assumes that in a longer period of view, if all a basic immunization and saddled further infections had passed through, it was indisputable that we would once again get a heavy variant. "The disease, not virus." There must be distinguished: "The disease will become milder. At the moment is still a lot of game evolutionary coincidence at the moment. And there are possibilities in both directions that it becomes harder again or that it evenes it even further. "

Road once again explained that it was" a real problem "that some people in Germany reject a vaccine. As a result, Germany would at least prevent the world's population from immunizing more or less at the same time, the virologist explains. Although a population immunity can be built without vaccinations - but that has its price. "The question is just what that costs - in the form of deaths in populations that are relatively old."

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