WHO evaluates the effectiveness of vaccines against omicron-strain COVID-19

WHO: existing vaccines are effective against the omicron strain COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) has evaluated the efficacy of vaccines against the omicron strain coronavirus. This is reported by RIA Novosti.

According to the statement of the international organization, the existing drugs are effective against the new variant of COVID-19. At the same time, there is not enough information for statements that the omicron is more dangerous than the delta strain of the virus, the WHO stressed. The organization also noted that it is still not clear whether this strain is more transmissible, whether it leads to a more severe course of the disease and whether its symptoms differ from other known variants of the disease.

Earlier it was reported that the World the health organization deliberately omitted two letters of the Greek alphabet when naming a new strain of coronavirus. WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris explained that the nude and xi were dropped to avoid labels, so the variation was named omicron.

A new strain of coronavirus, code B.1.1.529, was identified in South Africa 11 November. 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.



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