World Medical Association head: omicron strain can be as dangerous as Ebola compared the danger of a new strain of coronavirus with Ebola. This is reported by RIA Novosti.
According to Monggomery, experts do not yet have accurate information about the risks associated with the omicron mutation, but it is known that it is rapidly spreading around the world. “Most of all, I fear that this strain may become as infectious as delta, and as dangerous as Ebola,” said the chairman of the medical organization.
According to him, initially, humanity underestimated the danger of coronavirus and compared it to the flu. Many believed that it would be possible to achieve herd immunity, but then the delta strain appeared. Montgomery admitted that in the future people will have to be vaccinated every year.
On November 26, it became known that experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized a new COVID-19 strain identified in South Africa as a threat to the world, and to which it was assigned name after the Greek letter “omicron”. The WHO believes that the B.1.1.529 virus, after a series of mutations, may affect the protein content in the body, and with such a change, current vaccines may not be as effective.