Infectologist hopeful Hungary can soon ‘breathe sigh of relief’
Janos Szlavik told public news channel M1 that although the virus’s Omicron variant was causing fewer deaths and hospitalisations, it was significantly more contagious than previous variants. However those who contract Omicron but are vaccinated are likely to experience symptoms similar to the common cold, he added.
Szlavik noted that an even more contagious “stealth” sub-variant of Omicron was identified in the Philippines last November and was likely to replace the variant’s original lineage.
He said immunity from vaccines offered a higher degree of protection than natural immunity, warning that those who are unvaccinated could become seriously ill again after recovering from Covid.
Szlavik urged people to get inoculated, warning that even Omicron could cause severe symptoms for the unvaccinated.