Global risk from Omicron coronavirus variant very high, WHO says

The new coronavirus variant Omicron has an “unprecedented number” of mutations in the spike protein, some of which could affect the path of the pandemic, the World Health Organization said.In a technical brief on the newest “variant of concern” on Sunday, the UN health body cautioned that assessments so far were based on limited information, but said the overall global risk related to the highly mutated variant was “very high”.“Given mutations that may confer immune escape potential and…


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