How worried should we be about the Omicron variant and what we know so far?
- The new Omicron coronavirus variant, identified first in South Africa, was classified by WHO, as ‘variant of concern’
- Rising cases is raising concern worldwide given the number of mutations, which might help it spread or even evade antibodies from prior infection or vaccination
The new Omicron coronavirus variant was identified in South Africa first. It was classified by WHO, on Friday, as ‘variant of concern’. The virus has also been detected in Europe and Asia.
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