World is at high risk for Omicron, warns WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that a new strain of coronavirus, Omicron, is putting the world at extremely high risk.
The World Health Organization issued the warning in an article published on Monday (November 29). Reuters reported.
The organization has advised its 194 member countries to speed up the vaccination program. What action will be taken if a new wave of infection occurs; It has been urged to take a quick plan in that regard.
The World Health Organization said that the number of spike proteins in Omicron is much higher than that of the original coronavirus and its other mutated variants. The agency fears that this could make the whole picture of the pandemic even more catastrophic.
However, no deaths have been reported so far.
Omicron was first identified in South Africa on November 24. This new variant has since been identified in other countries.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has previously expressed concern about the new type of coronavirus, Omicron.
Scientists, meanwhile, say the coronavirus has undergone a major overhaul. Experts warn that this could pose a serious threat.
In the meantime, Omicron has spread all over the world. In addition to countries on the African continent, the new variant has been identified in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Israel, Italy, and the Netherlands and Scotland.
The WHO said it could take weeks to complete research on Omicron. Research is underway into how contagious the new strain is, how deadly it is, or how effective the current Covid vaccine, test method, and treatment method is against this strain.
A statement from the agency said: "Based on the indications presented, significant changes are needed in the Covid-19 pathological study."
Meanwhile, the head of the South African Medical Association (SAMA)Dr. Angelique Quetzi said, In the last 10 days, 30 patients have come to the hospital with a new form of corona infection. Symptoms include severe fatigue, sore throat, muscle aches and dry cough. In addition the body temperature rises.
He said the symptoms are quite different from the Corona Delta variant.
He added that so far not all the patients I have seen have been vaccinated. They had mild signs of Omicron. According to him, a large number of people in Europe are infected by this new species of corona. Most patients infected with Omicron are still under 40 years of age.