Omicron variant, WHO raises the alarm: “It could have serious consequences”

Omicron variant, WHO raises the alarm: “It could have serious consequences”
Omicron variant, WHO raises the alarm: “It could have serious consequences”

Variante Omicron, health authorities worried but there are still no certainties. While South African doctors throw water on the fire by talking about “Unusual and mild symptoms”, theWorld Health Organization (WHO) this morning warned that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus could have “serious consequences”. It is not yet clear whether this new variant, more contagious than the Delta, is also more aggressive and lethal, nor if it ‘bugs’ the existing vaccines, but its greater contagiousness could lead it to soon become prevalent as it had already happened with the Delta.

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Locatelli: “There is no evidence that it causes a more serious disease”

“Worry” about the Omicron variant “seems to me a very excessive term.” To say it is Franco Locatelli, coordinator of the Cts and president of the Css a Buongiorno on SkyTG24. “We know – he adds – that this is a variant that has had an important diffusion in South Africa, the time it took to become predominant is greatly reduced compared to the other variants, there was an increase of almost 260% of cases in that Country: everything supports a greater contagiousness. But we have no evidence that it can cause more serious disease or escape the protective effect of vaccines in any major way. “


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