The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that an omnivorous variant of the coronavirus could change the course of the epidemic. The agency called on countries to vaccinate their populations as soon as possible and to maintain restrictions on infection control to protect people.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Gabriasis said on Wednesday (December 6th), “We can prevent Omicron from becoming a global crisis. The virus is changing, but our integrated solution must not be allowed to change. “
The company says that although there is initial evidence that Omicron may be softer than the Delta variant, it is not yet time to confirm this.
Tedros Adanom Gabriasis said several features of the Omicron, such as its global spread and a large number of changes, indicate that it could have a major impact on the course of the epidemic.
The WHO has been urging countries to stop using booster doses of the vaccine. So that more vaccines can be provided in poor countries. However, the governments of rich countries are refusing to accept it.
The Omicron variant has so far spread to 57 countries around the world. This variant appears to be more contagious than other strains. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s Emergency Situations Program, says that while Omicron is more contagious than Delta, it does not mean that the virus cannot be stopped.