Just like the flu.

Over 66 percent of Omicron cases are reinfections, study shows


…  Imperial College London researchers reported that around 3,582 people — or about 66% of participants in the study — who tested positive in January had already been infected with the virus, CNBC reported.

An additional 7.5% of the infected participants said they believed they had previously had the virus but did not confirm that with a test.

The study looked at more than 100,000 PCR tests that were collected across England between Jan. 5 and Jan. 20.

The study comes as officials announced that mask-wearing will no longer be mandated and the public will no longer be advised to work from home as of Thursday in England.

Health officials said last month that roughly half of the Omicron cases in the UK were among the fully vaccinated.

Almost 85% of the country’s eligible population is fully vaccinated and 64% have gotten a booster shot, CNBC reported. …