Preliminary investigations in Denmark suggest that stealth Omicron poses no serious risk to life. Just like the strain of her parents, it does not cause any serious symptoms or it does not increase the risk of hospitalization or death.
However, unlike the original variant, the BA.2 subverter may have the ability to avoid tracking.
Experts believe that stealth omicron lacks a mutation, which is an integral part of the detection process. According to the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), the Omicron variant of the Covid has a genetic deletion in the “S” spike gene that makes it easier to track. However, in Stealth Omicron, there is no S gene drop out, which makes it difficult to detect.