Coronavirus today, last hour live | Omicron increases the risk of reinfection by Coronavirus, according to a preliminary study in South Africa

The first data of a preliminary study carried out by scientists in South Africa indicate that the variant of the coronavirusomic could evade part of immunity.

Coronavirus today, last hour live |
 Omicron increases the risk of reinfection by Coronavirus, according to a preliminary study in South Africa

The first data of a preliminary study carried out by scientists in South Africa indicate that the variant of the coronavirusomic could evade part of immunity. The experts detected an increase in the number of people who contracted Covid several times. This analysis, even without being definitive, fits with concern about the mutations that the variant has.

The Public Health Commission meets this Tuesday, at 10:00 am, technicians from the Ministry of Health and Autonomous Communities to study the vaccination strategy against Coronavirus in children from 5 to 11 years.

After the approval of the European Medication Agency to administer Pfizer under 12 years, healing must decide on this matter, once the first vaccine consumption for this group will arrive in Spain on December 13 and, from That date, will proceed to be distributed among the Autonomous Communities.

In the decision to adopt today the Public Health Commission and then the Interiorritorial Council of the National Health System will weigh the opinion of vaccine paper, composed of experts and which will predict a document with its position on the benefits of vaccination against the Covid in that age strip.

The World Health Organization (WHO) does not recommend the use of convalescent plasma (transfusion of blood plasma of a person cured of COVID-19) for patients with this disease caused by Coronavirus.

This is explained by international experts from the WHO Guidelines Development Group in an article published in the BMJ magazine.

The experts sentence that, despite their initial promise, the current evidence shows that the treatment with convalescent plasma does not improve survival nor reduces the need for mechanical ventilation, and is expensive and slow to administer.

The United States authorities have asked their citizens to avoid traveling to a dozen countries, including France and Portugal, despite their high vaccination rates, in the midst of a new epidemic outbreak of Coronavirus in Europe.

"They avoid traveling to France," is the recommendation of the State Department to Americans in a new newsletter that elevates 4 the level of alert for that country, the highest at a time when the end of the year festivities are approaching. Threatened by the new omicron variant.

"In fact, in the current situation (relative to COVID-19) in France, even fully vaccinated travelers are at risk of being infected and propagating variants," the centers for the control and prevention of diseases (CDC), the main entity of Health in the United States.

The first data of a preliminary study carried out in South Africa indicate that the variant of the coronavirus omicron could evade part of our immunity. The experts detected an increase in the number of people who contracted Covid several times, according to BBC.

This analysis, even not being final yet, fits with concern about the mutations that the variant has.

The scientists analyzed about 36,000 suspicious reinfections in South Africa to seek changes in reinfection rates (two or more contagions of the same person) throughout the pandemic.

During the waves caused by beta and delta variants showed that there was no increase in reinfection risk. However, they are now detecting an increase in reinfections. They did not study each patient to demonstrate if it was because of omicron, but they say that the moment they are being given suggests that the variant is the driving force.

Date Of Update: 07 December 2021, 03:07

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