Fact check: Does the omicron variant reduce vaccine efficacy? | DW News

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Omicron numbers are continuing to rise across the globe and so are the claims that it is harmless. But is it actually less deadly? And how effective are COVID vaccines against this variant? Key sources: https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/details/healthcare?areaType=overview&areaName=United%20Kingdom https://web.archive.org/web/20190729223342/http://www.statssa.gov.za/publications/P0302/P03022019.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_South_Africa#Age_structure https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.20.21267966v3.full.pdf https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinations?country=OWID_WRL https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)02844-0/fulltext https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2021-12-13-vaccines-shown-induce-lower-levels-neutralising-antibodies-against-omicron https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)01496-3 https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-provide-update-omicron-variant https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1043608/Vaccine_surveillance_report_-_week_51.pdf https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2022/01/no-omicron-immunity-without-booster-study-finds/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-24/south-africa-to-stop-quarantines-as-80-have-past-infection https://population.un.org/wpp/Graphs/1_Demographic%20Profiles/South%20Africa.pdf (page 4) https://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(21)01496-3#fig3 https://de.statista.com/statistik/daten/studie/255289/umfrage/durchschnittsalter-der-bevoelkerung-in-suedafrika/#professional Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch #omicron #vaccine #efficacy
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