Omicron version of the coronavirus, according to the World Health Organization, could alter the trajectory of the outbreak. It urged governments to vaccinate as soon as feasible and keep infection-prevention systems in place. At a press conference on Tuesday, WHO General Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus remarked. We can avoid omicron from becoming a worldwide crisis. While the infection evolves, our collective determination must not.”
Although there is preliminary evidence suggesting omicron is gentler than that of the delta variant; the organization stated that it is too soon to make a clear statement. “Some characteristics of omicron, such as its global dissemination and the huge number of mutations; imply it could have a massive effect on the pandemic’s trajectory,” Tedros added.
When asked about a recent study by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE on how their vaccination works towards omicron. We’re still in the midst of a major epidemic,” she explained, “so vaccinating with existing vaccinations remains the priority.”
Pfizer and BioNTech announced earlier on Wednesday that preliminary laboratory investigations show a third dosage of their vaccination may be required to neutralize the omicron form.
The WHO has been urging governments to postpone booster shots to provide additional vaccines to impoverished countries with low vaccination rates.
The viral genotype has expanded to 57 nations and seems to be more transmittable than prior strains. While omicron looks to be more transmissible than delta, Which does not imply the infection is unstoppable; according to Mike Ryan, executive head of the WHO’s crises division.