In the United States prepared for new outbreaks of coronavirus due to omicron strain

Politico: US authorities are developing plans for COVID-19 outbreaks due to the omicron strain

US authorities are preparing for new coronavirus outbreaks from – for the discovery of a new omicron-strain and develop plans for this case. The Politico newspaper writes about this, citing officials.

Despite the fact that no cases of infection with the new species have been identified in the United States, the administration of President Joe Biden, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ministry of Health and Social Services held a series of planning meetings in case of outbreaks of infection.

In addition, the timing of the closure of entry from southern Africa, the return of US citizens to their homelands and the need to change health care guidelines were discussed. Officials noted that the pace of revaccination should be significantly increased in the near future.

According to a White House spokesman, Biden is familiar with the latest information on the omicron strain. The latest data are monitored by specialists, they maintain regular contacts in the healthcare sector around the world.

A new strain under the code B.1.1.529 was identified in South Africa on November 11. The first confirmed cases of infection date from November 24. The strain was named with the Greek letter “omicron” and has already managed to recognize its danger at the level of the World Health Organization.