The Omicron variant of the coronavirus sequenced for the first time in South Africa has prompted several countries around the world to take countermeasures, such as travel restrictions and social life restrictions, to try to avoid a new wave of the pandemic. There is still no certain data on the contagiousness and danger of the variant: the information received so far from the doctors who treated the first patients, as well as from the specialists who first identified the new variant, speak of mild symptoms in vaccinated patients.
First case in Japan
First case of Omicron variant confirmed in Japan. The Kyodo agency reports this, citing a government source according to which it is a thirty-year-old diplomat from Namibia who tested positive for the coronavirus on arriving Sunday at Narita airport.
Immunologist Paul Offit: “Vaccines will also protect us from Omicron. The virus will become like a cold but it will take years”
by Giuliano Aluffi
November 29, 2021
In the US, boosters for everyone, from 18 years
The American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that the third booster dose of the vaccine be given to everyone aged 18 and over. “The CDC is strengthening its recommendation on booster doses of the Covid19 vaccine. All over 18s should receive a booster injection 6 months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna series or 2 months after the initial J&J vaccine.”