Will Everyone get infected to Omicron Variant: Here, what WHO said

Will Everyone get infected to Omicron Variant: Here, what WHO said

With Omicron overtaking pre-subsist coronavirus variants like Alpha, Beta, and the deadly Delta worldwide at a good pace, the World Health Organization's technical lead has urged to remain cautious as the variant is 'efficiently transmitted between people.'

Maria Van Kerkhove replied to a query at a program; Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead, said that Omicron is not very severe than Delta variant but can still lead to the full spectrum of covid disease the previous strains of Covid.

She replied to questions on why people still ended up in the died or hospital.

"People who are infected with Omicron Variant have the full spectrum of disease, everything from asymptomatic infections through severe disease and death," 

Maria Van Kerkhove said.

"People with basic conditions, people with advanced aged, people who have not taken one dose of Covid can have a serious form of Covid-19 following infection from Omicron,"

On an Inquiry regarding if everyone will eventually get Omicron Variant, the WHO technical lead said, "Omicron is overtaking Delta in terms of circulation, and it is very efficiently transmitted between people."

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Maria Van Kerkhove noted that although cases were high worldwide, it still did not mean that everybody would get Omicron.

The UN health agency had previously said that the preliminary evidence indicates that the available vaccines against Covid-19 may be less effective against Omicron transmission, which also carries a higher risk of reinfection.

"As a result of this, the gross risk associated to the new variant of concern Omicron remains very high," it had said earlier this month.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus had also reiterated that the pandemic was far from over.

"This pandemic is nowhere near over," he had told reporters from the agency's headquarters in Geneva in response to people dismissing Omicron as a mild infection.

Currently, the United States is at the top of the chart for coronavirus cases, followed by India at the second spot.

However, US President Joe Biden's chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci has expressed optimism that the Omicron surge will soon peak, though the decline won't be uniform throughout the US.

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