Omicron Variant Might Cause Another COVID Wave, Doctors Say

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Omicron is in over 30 countries 

There are already several cases of patients infected with Omicron all over the world, in countries like the United States of America, Romania, the United Kingdom, Canada, Israel, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Honk Kong, and the Netherlands.

The World Health Organization has cautioned that there might be a new wave of Covid-19 in the WHO European Regions if they don’t take immediate measures.

Although it seems like this new variant produces symptoms and infections that are less severe compared to those produced by the delta variant, they should not be considered “mild”, in conformity with WHO.

Just like the other variants, such as alpha and delta, Omicron is hospitalizing and killing people as well, the general director of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, shared via Twitter. “In fact, the tsunami of cases is so huge and quick, that it is overwhelming health systems around the world”, he tweeted.

According to a statement from a press conference given by a member of WHO, there have been over 9 million cases of SARS-CoV-2 confirmed all over the world.

“There still is a lot of energy in this virus”, Dr. Michael Ryan says 

Dr. Michael Ryan, the chief of emergency from WHO, stated that SARS-CoV-2 is a powerful virus. In addition to that, he said that it is “wishful thinking” to suppose that Omicron is the last strain of the virus.

Even though medical personnel and authorities in the United States of America keep working to manage the situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic, the situation is not good. The number of patients infected with Omicron keeps growing day by day across the country and at different rates.

There are many factors that make the rates different in every state, from when the virus made its first case in a place, to the capability of testing the population and the social restrictions and stay-at-home orders.

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