UK figures: Omicron milder than delta: 40% less chance of overnight hospitalization. By Tom Pyman.
Neil Ferguson’s … team at Imperial College London found that, overall, Britons who catch Omicron are between 15 and 20 per cent less likely to be admitted than those who get Delta.
But the real-world analysis, of more than 300,000 people between December 1 and 14, found the chance of having to stay in the NHS overnight was even lower, with a reduced risk of between 40 and 45 per cent. …
For an unvaccinated person who has never had Covid and has no immunity, there was a 10 per cent lower risk of being hospitalised with Omicron compared to Delta.
For someone who has been recently infected, the chance of hospitalisation was slashed by 69 per cent in both vaccinated and unvaccinated people. …
University of Edinburgh researchers found the risk of being hospitalised with Omicron was 65 per cent less with Omicron than with Delta.
So omicron is milder than delta, but not dramatically.
The general population in England is mostly vaccinated (but mainly early in the year, so it’s mostly worn off) and less than half boosted during the period of this data. The chance of hospitalization for someone in the general population is reduced by about 10%. So we might conclude that boosting is only reducing your chance of hospitalization due to omicron by about 20 – 50%, being generous with how many were boosted. Not very impressive. Wouldn’t you be better off with ivermectin?