Sunday, January 30, 2022

Guy Hatchard: New Study - at last reliable scientific data about Omicron

A study of 80,000 patients with Covid during December 2021 presenting at the Kaiser Permanente Southern California healthcare system composed a mixture of Delta (16,982) and Omicron (52,297) patients. 

Hospital admissions were 222 for Delta (1.3%) and 235 for Omicron (0.5%). 

Rates of ICU admission among Omicron patients were one quarter that of Delta. 

No Omicron patients required ventilation and they had shorter hospital stays by 3.4 days (70% less than Delta). 

There were 14 Delta deaths (99.92% recovered) and 1 Omicron death (99.998% recovered).

The full report can be viewed here:


The most interesting breakdown of the study statistics is between vaccinated and unvaccinated. 

50% of Delta cases were unvaccinated but only 27% of Omicron cases were unvaccinated. 

Crucially unvaccinated individuals face an 8-fold reduced risk of infection from Omicron and a 6-fold reduced risk of hospitalisation compared to Delta.


The results support the prevalent view that Omicron is a mild illness affecting the upper respiratory tract, but it is still not an illness that you would deliberately set out to catch as it can become serious in a very small number of cases.


You can view a thirty minute detailed summary of the results from Dr Mobeen Syed below.


Guy Hatchard PhD was formerly a senior manager at Genetic ID, a global food testing and certification company.


Joseph said...

As I believe someone previously said: "There are lies, lies and damn statistics".
According to my very basic arithmetic, if 80% of the population has been vaccinated, using the figures supplied, the unvaccinated have 4 times the risk of catching Delta and 1.5 times Omicron. Not the best of odds I would suggest.

Janine said...

Guy, why are the media scaring the population then? We know they are government funded but there must be more to this surely?

The opposition parties are also not prepared to stray from the narrative.

Any thinking person must find all this totally absurd after two or more years of it. I still don't know anyone who has had either variant. Obviously those with other health issues are vulnerable but that would be the case with even the yearly flu. Are our politicians not " thinking people?".

There are so many questions nobody seems to be able to answer. Not really about the how" or "what" but about the "why".

Charles said...

So if you have had any infection previously you are infection you are fine. The hysteria needs to stop

Peter van der Stam, Napier said...

And if this government was so couragious to read the comments of REAL scientists ( Malone etc) they would discover that the whole thing is a SCAM setup by Gates, Fauci etc to make loads of money by forbidding Ivermectin and Hydrochloroquinin.
Those medicines work , see India and the Ivermectin blackout.
Problem is: there is NO money to be made out of it. Some $6.00 per treatment.
Free vaccines??? Yeah, right.
Pfizer doesn't even give a discount when you order a few million jabs.