Coronavirus today, last hour live | USA and WHO launches reassuring messages on omicron: Vaccines are effective and it is not more serious

The detection of omicron in South Africa, and now present in dozens of countries, generated a panic reaction to the indications that it was more contagious and

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 USA and WHO launches reassuring messages on omicron: Vaccines are effective and it is not more serious

The detection of omicron in South Africa, and now present in dozens of countries, generated a panic reaction to the indications that it was more contagious and fears that could be more resistant to vaccines against coronavirus. However, the Emergency Director of the World Health Organization, Michael Ryan, has assured that "there is no reason to think that vaccines will not protect":

The existing anticovid vaccines are a priori effective before the variant omicron of the coronavirus, which does not seem to involve a more serious disease, indicated to the important scientific scientists and the White House.

The detection of this new variant, announced on November 24 in South Africa and present now in dozens of countries, generated a panic reaction to the indications that it was more contagious and fears that could be more resistant to vaccines.

However, the Emergency Director of the World Health Organization, Michael Ryan, confided in an interview with AFP that vaccines continue to provide protection before this variant, especially at the risk of severe disease.

"The general pattern that we are seeing so far does not show an increase in gravity. In fact, more from southern Africa are registering milder symptoms," said the doctor.

This opinion is shared by the maximum advisor of the White House on the pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci. "It is almost certain that it is not more serious than delta," the dominant variant currently said in an interview with AFP.

Updated Date: 08 December 2021, 01:27

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