Omicron variant no more severe than original strain -WHO

Omicron variant no more severe than original strain -WHO

The World Health Organisation -WHO, on Tuesday said that, the BA.

2 variant of the Omicron coronavirus strain is not more severe than the original.

According to the sample of people from various countries, “we are not seeing a difference in the severity of BA.

1 compared to BA.

2,” Maria Van Kerkhove, a senior WHO official, said in an online question and answer session.


“So this is a similar level of severity as it relates to the risk of hospitalisation.

And this is really important because, in many countries, they’ve had a substantial amount of circulation, both of BA.

1 and BA.

2,” she said.

Van Kerkhove, who leads the technical side of the WHO’s COVID-19 response team, was reporting the findings of a committee of experts tracking the evolution of the virus.

Their conclusions will come as a relief to countries such as Denmark, where the BA.

2 variant of Omicron has circulated widely.

 
 
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Omicron variant no more severe than original strain -WHO

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