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WHO: Fully vaccinated people will also get Omicron | WHO | WHO

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[EpochTimesNovember292021](Epoch Times reporter Xu Jian comprehensive report) On Monday (November 29), the World Health Organization (WHO) released a technical briefing that the new mutant strain Omicron has a significant impact on the surge in global infections. The risk is “very high” and will cause “serious consequences” in certain areas. Moreover, it is confirmed that the infection of the new strain may appear in the population who has completed the vaccination.

“The possibility of Omicron (Omi Keron) spreading further around the world is very high,” the WHO said. “Omicron has an unprecedented number of spike mutations. Some of these mutations may have an impact on the epidemic, which is worrying. “

The Omicron strain has a total of 50 mutations, and the spike protein has more than 30 mutations. The spike protein is the key to the virus invading human cells, and it is also the target of most vaccines. “There may be a surge in Covid-19 in the future, which may have serious consequences,” the WHO brief said.

The organization also said, “It is expected that the infected cases may appear in people who have been vaccinated, but the predictable proportion is not large, depending on the effectiveness of the vaccine.” The cases include people who have been vaccinated.

So far, no reports of deaths related to Omicron have been received, but it is necessary to further study whether Omicron can evade the protection of the vaccine or the immune protection caused by infection. The WHO said it expects to get more data in the coming weeks.

“Regardless of the severity, the increasing number of cases may pose an overwhelming demand on the healthcare system and may lead to an increase in morbidity and mortality. The impact on vulnerable populations will be huge, especially in vaccination coverage. Low countries.” WHO said.

Omicron was first discovered in South Africa’s neighboring Botswana on November 11. The infection rate in South Africa has risen sharply. At present, Omicron has spread all over the world and has been found in the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, and Portugal. A new case.

In view of the rapid increase in the Omicron infection rate, the United Kingdom stated that it will hold an emergency meeting of G7 health ministers on Monday (November 29) and will publish guidelines on expanding the COVID-19 vaccine booster.

Representatives of the member states of the World Health Assembly (WHA) will also hold a three-day meeting on Monday to discuss how to formulate a treaty on the pandemic to deal with the next similar crisis. Experts said that it is only a “issue of time” to worry about the next crisis.

The White House stated that in the United States, President Joe Biden will provide the latest details on the variant and the U.S. response on Monday.

Editor in charge: Li Huanyu#

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