Norwegian vaccine researcher: The pandemic is over for the majority of us

Pfizer vaccine - vaccinationPhoto: AP Photo / Kirsty Wigglesworth
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Fully vaccinated people should not be particularly worried about infection, according to a Norwegian vaccine researcher. However, the Norwegian Directorate of Health points out that too many infected people could exhaust the capacity of the health service.

“For the fully vaccinated, infection will be associated with very little risk. At the same time, if we get a lot of infection in society and an overload of the health care system… then it will affect the rest of us as well. But on average, fully vaccinated people do not have to be so worried about infection,” immunologist and vaccine researcher Gunnveig Grødeland at the University of Oslo told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

If the health service has the capacity to treat those who become seriously ill, it should be possible to greatly relax the measures, she believes.

“For most people, the pandemic is over,” the vaccine researcher stated.

FHI figures

On Wednesday, the FHI stated that it could establish with a high degree of probability that omicron causes around a third or half as serious a disease as the delta variant.

The reports please Health Director Bjørn Guldvog, who emphasizes that the disease will be mild for most people who have been vaccinated with two or three doses.

“But if very many people are infected at the same time… then some will become seriously ill and need hospitalization. And if there are very many of them, it could overload the health service,” Guldvog warned.

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