Could the rise in Omicron represent…

The epidemiology of Omicron suggests there is a piece of the COVID-19 puzzle that is missing. Between 4% and 6% of people in the UK are infected with Omicron – how can this occur without achieving herd immunity in a few months? Whilst I’m not an epidemiologist, I would estimate that over 60% of the population would be infected within 2 months (based on a similar percentage being infected every 5 days), and thereafter infection levels would decline, rather than increase.

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