Posted 29 ноября 2021,, 09:14

Published 29 ноября 2021,, 09:14

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

WHO declares the danger of global spread of the omicron covid strain

WHO declares the danger of global spread of the omicron covid strain

29 ноября 2021, 09:14
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for an accelerated pace of vaccinations to contain the spread of the new omicron coronavirus strain.

This strain can lead to outbreaks of disease with serious consequences, stressed in the WHO. This variant of the virus is characterized by a large read of mutations, so the question arises: will existing vaccines be effective in the fight against this strain.

- Depending on these characteristics, there may be future surges in the incidence of COVID-19, which could have serious consequences. The overall global risk associated with the new omicron strain is assessed as very high, the organization noted.

WHO has called for an increase in vaccination rates in countries due to the emergence of the omicron strain. They emphasized that cases of it can be recorded even in people who have undergone a full course of vaccination against covid, but at a predicted rate, the WHO said.

Earlier, the WHO admitted that those who have undergone covid are more likely to become infected with the omicron strain. On November 26, the organization decided to classify the new variant of the coronavirus as causing