“Your risk of developing serious disease or needing hospitalisation from Omicron is less compared to Delta. But that doesn’t mean that it’s a mild disease,” she said.
Although the risk of death is reduced, it is still “absolutely critical to get vaccinated, because it will save your life.”
Rather than accepting reports about Omicron’s ‘mild’ symptoms and lowering your guard, the WHO recommends continuing safe practices like mask-wearing and physical distancing.
By doing this and reducing the spread of COVID, we will quicker bring about the end of the pandemic.