Tag: Omicron

On Wednesday, the first confirmed case of the so-called "omicron"(B.1.1.529) strain of COVID-19 hit the United States. The one infected with the new Omicron COVID variant was a fully vaccinated Californian individual who was returning home from South Africa.
A new mutant strain of Covid-19 that has sparked fears for vaccine resistance, caused flight cancellations, and sent the stock market plummeting; the Omicron variant could actually help bring the pandemic to an end, a Russian virologist has claimed.
What a small world we live in. The “Omicron variant” scare you keep hearing about is coming from the same people and institutions that spawned the last COVID scare, and the one before that, and the one before that one, dating back all the way to the onset of COVID Mania.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has explained why it skipped the Greek letters “nu” and “xi” in naming the new COVID-19 variant Omicron.
According to the Botswana government Presidential (COVID-19) Task force press release, the first four Omicron cases were all fully vaccinated individuals.
The new Omicron variant of the coronavirus results in only mild disease, without prominent symptoms, according to Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of the South African Medical Association.
For those of you who just woke up to the news of global chaos due to variant B.1.1.529, which has now been assigned the name Omicron today skipping the letter Nu, here's a condensed form of what has been revealed so far:
A new version of COVID-19 has appeared in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong, which has been found to be "heavily mutated", prompting the World Health Organization to hold a crisis meeting on Friday. Here is how the WHO Greek alphabet COVID naming system works.