Saturday, January 22

Ómicron: 3 unknowns and 3 things we know about the new variant of coronavirus that worries the world

  • Jose Carlos Cueto
  • BBC News World

Omicron sign in Poland.

Image source, Getty Images

Ómicron, the last variant of SARS-CoV-2 to be detected and the most mutated to date, is the focus of attention of health authorities, governments and the population worldwide.

It is worrisome that, because it is so different from the original version first identified in Wuhan, it is more contagious, lethal or mocks the effect of vaccines and treatments.

It is too early to know to what extent we should worry, they warn the scientists, Who they ask for prudence while more details are known.

Different projections suggest that in a period of two weeks we could have more consistent information on it.

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