Don't deliberately get Omicron to achieve herd immunity: Malaysia Health Minister

16/1/2022 11:56:00 AM

Don't deliberately get Covid-19 variant Omicron to achieve immunity: Khairy (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, XINHUA) - Just because the Omicron variant of Covid-19 is milder and less deadly does not mean people should try to contract the coronavirus to supposedly achieve herd immunity or refuse the vaccine, said Malaysian Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin.

He said each individual's response to the virus can vary wildly."We don't know how the effects of the virus will be on a patient, whether he is vaccinated or not, or how the 'long Covid' syndrome is going to be."There's still no scientific proof to say that getting infected with the Omicron variant will give us herd immunity.

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