Omicron variant is less severe but it's not 'nature's vaccine'

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Two months after it emerged, the Omicron variant has ripped through many populations and is rapidly becoming the dominant coronavirus strain. Global case numbers have hit record levels, but proportionally hospitalisations and deaths are lower than for previous surges, indicating that Omicron could be less severe than other strains like Delta. That has prompted an optimistic view to take hold...