August 7, 2022
WHO: omicrons are spreading faster and vaccines are less effective - 12/12/2021

Micron spreads and infects vaccine, according to the World Health Organization – 20/12/2021

omicron variant of Corona Virus spreads faster than delta variable On Monday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said infections are in people who have already been vaccinated or who have recovered from Covid-19.

“There is now consistent evidence that Omicron is spreading much faster than the delta variant,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters in Geneva at its new headquarters.

“It is more likely that people who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID-19 can become infected or infected again,” Tedros said.

The variant successfully blocks some immune responses, meaning the booster campaigns being launched in many countries should target people with compromised immune systems, said WHO chief scientist Somya Swaminathan.

WHO officials said Micron appears to be better at blocking antibodies from some Covid-19 vaccines, but that other forms of immunity can prevent infections and diseases.

“We don’t think all vaccines will become completely ineffective,” Swaminathan said.

“Although we are seeing a decrease in neutralizing antibodies, almost all of the data shows that the T cells are still healthy, and that’s what we really need,” WHO expert Abdi Mahmoud added.

Although the antibody defense of some vaccine systems is undermined, there is hope that T cells, the second pillar of the immune response, can prevent severe cases of disease by attacking infected human cells.

“Of course there is a challenge, a lot of monoclonal organisms don’t work with a micron,” said Swaminathan, referring to a treatment for people with the disease. No details were given.

But the WHO team has given some hope that 2022 will be the year the pandemic that has killed more than 5.6 million people worldwide ends.

“(We hope) to turn this disease into a relatively mild disease that is easily preventable, easily treatable … and able to easily deal with this disease in the future,” said Mike Ryan, WHO’s lead emergency specialist during the briefing. .

“If we can keep virus transmission to a minimum (low), we can end the epidemic.”

However, Tedros also said that China, the region where the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus was first detected in late 2019, has to provide data and information regarding its origin to help with the future response to the disease.

“We need to keep going until we know the origins, we need to do more because we have to learn from what happened this time to do better in the future,” Tedros said.