Patience is crucial’: Why we won’t know for weeks how dangerous Omicron is

At 7:30 a.m. on 24 November, Kristian Andersen, an infectious disease researcher at Scripps Research, received an instant message on Slack: “This variant is completely insane.” Molecular evolutionary biologist Andrew Rambaut of the University of Edinburgh was reacting to a set of new SARS-CoV-2 genome sequences shared on the global […]

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Omicron Updates From Around the World

The new Omicron coronavirus variant, which has been detected in several countries in recent days, will spread widely across the world and inevitably reach the U.S., Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said Monday. “Obviously, we’re on high alert,” he said on Good Morning […]

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Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant

Key questions answered about coronavirus variant first detected in southern Africa Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage What is it called? The variant was initially referred to as B.1.1.529, but on Friday was designated as a variant of concern (VOC) by the World Health Organization because of its “concerning” […]

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Ómicron: los síntomas de la nueva variante de covid-19, según la médica que la descubrió en Sudáfrica

La doctora Angelique Coetzee, presidenta de la Asociación Médica de Sudáfrica, dijo que hasta ahora los pacientes contagiados con la nueva variante ómicron del coronavirus causante de la covid han presentado síntomas muy leves. “Lo que estamos viendo ahora en Sudáfrica, y recuerden que estoy en el epicentro, es extremadamente leve“, […]

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