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Project #32:
The emergence of Omicron in England.

  • Type: Research
  • Topic areas: COVID transmission/prevalence/non-pharmaceutical prevention; Risk from COVID (short term) [e.g. hospitalisation/death]; COVID vaccine effectiveness/safety

We will describe the incidence of SARS-CoV-2 Omicron infections in England in comparison to Delta infections. Should Omicron become established in England, we will compare the risk of re-infection, hospitalisation and death between the Omicron and Delta variants.

These data will be vital to understand the impact that the emergence of Omicron will have on the course of the pandemic in England and around the world.


  • Study leads: Daniel Grint
  • Organisation: University of Oxford and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine