The head of the World Health Organization warns that the omicron variant of the coronavirus has already been detected in 77 countries and is spreading faster than any other strain.
14 dic 2021 16:29 GMT
“It’s probably in most countries,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
strain omicron The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Tuesday that COVID-19 is spreading in the world.
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“Omicron is spreading at a rate that we haven’t seen with any previous variant,” Ghebreyesus added, noting that although “people dismiss Omicron as moderate,” it could still cause the health crisis to replicate the beginnings of a pandemic.
“Even if Omicron causes less serious disease, the large number of cases could once again overwhelm unprepared health systems,” the WHO chief stressed.
Regarding specific measures against the strain, Ghebreyesus noted that vaccination should be combined with social distancing and other health guidelines. “Vaccines alone will not get a country out of this crisis. Countries can and should prevent the spread of Omicron with effective measures today. It is not vaccines instead of masks, it is not vaccines instead. From bloating, it is not vaccines Vaccines instead of ventilation or hand hygiene …you have to do it all.”
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