Existing Covid vaccines will help fight Omicron, says WHO


The rapid spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has raised people’s concerns worldwide. Amidst rumors of the failure of existing covid vaccines, the World Health Organization (WHO) has cleared that it is improbable for the vaccines to not work against Omicron.

Michael Ryan, WHO emergencies director, suggested people for vaccination to avoid the situation getting worse. “The preliminary data doesn’t indicate that this is more severe. In fact, if anything, the direction is towards less severity, ” he said.

Using the data from South Africa, it has been reported that vaccines are helping health authorities hinder the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. Despite this, the mutation rate of the variant remains swift, elevating global concern. However, Ryan added, “The preliminary data from South Africa wouldn’t indicate that we will have a catastrophic loss of efficacy. In fact, the opposite at the moment.”


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