Omicron should not be taken lightly, World Health Organization

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Gabrius, has warned against the general perception of the omega corona variant of the corona virus, saying it should not be considered a minor corona variant.

According to the French news agency AFP, Tedros Adhanom Gabrius said during a press briefing that a record number of people were affected by the new variant, which is rapidly competing with the already dominant Delta variant in many countries. This means that the pressure on hospitals is increasing.

“Omi Cron has been found to be less severe than the Delta variant, especially in people who have been vaccinated, but that does not mean it should be taken lightly,” he added.

The head of the WHO said: “People have had to be hospitalized because of Omi Kron, and like other variants it has caused deaths.”

“In fact, the tsunami of cases is so big and fast that it is affecting the health system all over the world,” he added.

Last week, 9.5 million new cases of the corona virus were reported to the WHO, up 71 percent from a week earlier.

He urged the countries to be transparent in the process of vaccinating their citizens in 2022.

According to the head of the World Health Organization, “the inequality in the vaccination process is not only fatal for people but also detrimental to jobs and the economy.”

“Booster doses in very few countries will not end the epidemic while billions of people around the world are insecure,” he said.

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The head of the WHO said that in addition to vaccinations, public health measures such as wearing masks, keeping social distance, avoiding crowds, etc. could prevent the spread of the virus.

He lamented the current pace of vaccination, saying that by the beginning of 2022, 109 countries had not yet been able to fully vaccinate 70% of their citizens.

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