No one has died from Omicron despite it being detected in 38 countries, WHO says
The Omicron strain has now been detected in US, Australia, Sri Lanka, South Korea and Malaysia - and the WHO says it could take weeks to determine how infectious the variant is
The US and Australia have become the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of the variant as Omicron brought South Africa's infections past three million.Cases have also been detected in Sri Lanka, South Korea and Malaysia.The WHO has warned it could take weeks to determine how infectious the variant is, if it causes more severe illness and if vaccines are effective against it.
WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan: "We're going to get the answers that everybody out there needs."Yesterday, the WHO said it had still not seen any deaths related to Omicron.It also said Omicron could cause more than half of Europe's Covid cases in the next few months.Read more: The Mirror »
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WHO says no one has yet died from Omicron Covid variantThe US and Australia became the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of the variant, as Omicron infections pushed South Africa's total cases past three million. Sky and BBC will be distraught at hearing this 🤔 certainly hope so. But it’s only been around a couple of weeks. That's it..Its pfizer in cohorts with DrTedros (who has mastered the game playing Wuhan coverup) doing a campaign for selling a few billion doses of vaccine..
Covid: Pfizer and Moderna jabs give best overall boost, UK trial findsResearchers say there are signs the boosters would still offer protection against new variant Omicron. *they provide higher antibody counts▪️They also provide risk of Myocardiatis death. Azn provides risk of Bloodclot death▪️higher antibody count in mrna goes down too fast too soon to beat risk of death making Novavax the safest vaccine. Staying safe and healthy is 💉 goal rt We all need an Overall boost Can you believe it? ( see both tweets below)
Covid: First Omicron variant case confirmed in WalesThe first case of the Omicron Covid variant has been confirmed in Wales. 😴😴😴😴😴🖕
Google DELAYS its January return-to-office plan due to OmicronGoogle has delayed it's January return-to-office plans as the Omicron variant continues to spread across the world and the US has nine cases.
Tories to go ahead with Christmas party despite Omicron risksMessage to public is ‘keep calm and carry on’, says party co-chair Oliver Dowden Johnson doing it again, encouraging people to put themselves at risk because to do otherwise would highlight his hypocrisy. Party away no problem, follow your leader.2 pints,2 white wines and a covid. chaser please. Straining every sinew, drinking day and night to show we care. RECLAME MON COLIS OFFICIEL POUR LE DEPLACEMENT EN SECURITE QUI SIED A MA POSITION DEPUIS 20 ANS Last Christmas we partied like mad The rest of the country Were lonely and sad This year Because we've no fear We're partying even harder
Festive revellers party as Christmas season begins despite Omicron Covid fearsGroups of friends were pictured dressed up for a night out after Boris Johnson told people to carry on with their Christmas plans as normal
No one has died from the new Covid-19 variant Omicron as the strain has been detected in 38 countries, the World Health Organization has said. The US and Australia have become the latest countries to confirm locally transmitted cases of the variant as Omicron brought South Africa's infections past three million. Cases have also been detected in Sri Lanka, South Korea and Malaysia. The WHO has warned it could take weeks to determine how infectious the variant is, if it causes more severe illness and if vaccines are effective against it. WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan: "We're going to get the answers that everybody out there needs." Yesterday, the WHO said it had still not seen any deaths related to Omicron. It also said Omicron could cause more than half of Europe's Covid cases in the next few months. International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said the new variant could slow the global economic recovery. The new variant could also slow global economic recovery, just as the Delta strain did, International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva said on Friday. She said: "Even before the arrival of this new variant, we were concerned that the recovery, while it continues, is losing somewhat momentum. "A new variant that may spread very rapidly can dent confidence." It comes as Another 75 cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant have been found in England. The total number of cases in England now stands at 104, with a further 16 cases being identified in Scotland - bringing the total there to 29. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now There is also one confirmed case in Wales and no reported cases so far in Northern Ireland - meaning a total of 34 cases have so far been identified in the UK. Dr Jenny Harries, UKHSA chief executive, said: "Increased case detection through focused contact tracing has led to more cases of the Omicron variant being identified and confirmed, as we have seen in other countries globally. "We are continuing to monitor the data closely. Teams nationally and locally are working at pace to identify and trace all close contacts of every Omicron case. It is critical that anyone with Covid-19 symptoms isolates and gets a PCR test immediately. "We have started to see cases where there are no links to travel, suggesting that we have a small amount of community transmission. That's why it's so important that everybody, everywhere, takes simple steps to protect themselves from infection. "Please wear face coverings in line with government guidance, let in fresh air when mixing indoors and wash your hands regularly. "Vaccination is critical to help us bolster our defences against this new variant so please get your first, second, third or booster jab as soon as you are eligible to protect yourself, your families and your communities." Read More Read More