Even symptom-free, people with Omicron are much more likely to spread COVID, say studies

Researchers say they’ve uncovered a clue to why the Omicron variant spreads COVID-19 so much more rapidly than its predecessors.

People who are infected but have no symptoms are still far more likely to infect others than they would have been with earlier variants, the data shows.

“As we witness the quick, global spread of Omicron, it is clear that we urgently need a better understanding of the transmission dynamics of this variant,” said senior study author Dr. Lawrence Corey. He is principal investigator of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center-based operations center of the COVID-19 Prevention Network.

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