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.