WHO: Global risk related to Omicron assessed as very high

WHO: “The overall global risk related to the new VOC Omicron is assessed as very high.”

“Given mutations that may confer immune escape potential and possibly transmissibility advantage, the likelihood of potential further spread of Omicron at the global level is high. Depending on these characteristics, there could be future surges of COVIDÔÇÉ19, which could have severe consequences, depending on a number of factors including where surges may take place. The overall global risk related to the new VOC Omicron is assessed as very high.”

 

 

 

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