Gunzburg: omicron will be able to supplant other strains with high infectivity TASS was told about this by the director of the Gamaleya Center Alexander Gintsburg.
He suggested that the omicron may have an incubation period of about 12-14 days. If at the same time it turns out to be highly infectious, then it will be able to displace the delta strain and immunize the population.
Earlier, Gunzburg said that experimental work on creating a vaccine against the new omicron coronavirus strain would take no more than ten days. According to the doctor, the approval of the new vaccine by the Ministry of Health may take another month and a half, if the department takes into account the conditions of the emergency.
On December 1, the chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci, announced that the omicron strain of coronavirus could spread more easily. “The molecular profile of the mutation suggests it can be passed on more easily,” Fauci said. In addition, it is assumed that the new strain may partially escape protection from vaccines. “But we don't know for sure … We need to be prepared,” he concluded.