The Director-General of the World Health Organization warned, on Wednesday, that the world faces a “toxic mixture” due to the insufficient vaccination against Covid-19 and the level of tests, stressing that this constitutes an appropriate ground for mutant mutants.
“The end of the epidemic is not a matter of luck, it is a matter of choice,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference.
He added, “Globally, we have a toxic mixture of Poor coverage of the vaccine and the level of examinations It is very low, which is very favorable for the proliferation and growth of mutants.
This warning comes as The appearance of the new mutant Omercon in November Plunging the world into panic. The mutant has not aroused such concern in the world since the emergence of the Delta mutant.
According to the World Health Organization, the omicron mutant also known as B.1.1.529 “” was first reported to WHO on November 24, 2021 by South Africa, while the first laboratory-confirmed case was identified from a sample taken on November 9. .
For her part, the president of the South African Medical Association and the discoverer of the Omicron mutant confirmed to Al-Arabiya that: Mutant infections have different symptoms from the Delta strain and the rest of the mutations, stressing that the unvaccinated are more susceptible to infection.
She added that the symptoms of infection with the Omicron mutant are stronger in the case of the unvaccinated, pointing out that the data of the mutant in the bodies of the infected people are different.
She indicated that “the new mutant is a concern for us”, but “the booster doses of the vaccine help in confronting the mutant.” She also expected that more data on the mutant omicron would be available within two weeks.
The World Health Organization had reassured the world’s population that there is no evidence so far of a decline in the effectiveness of vaccines due to the mutant Omicron from Corona.
Several European countries, especially the Netherlands, have identified infections with the new mutation that occurred before November 24, when South Africa was informed of its discovery.
Last Friday, the World Health Organization described Omicron as a “worrisome” mutant, with the highest level.
The mutant causes experts to worry because it leads to several mutations that can make it more contagious and more resistant to vaccines.
Studies are being conducted to determine whether this is indeed the case, but preliminary results are not expected immediately.
The Corona virus has caused the death of at least 5,214,847 people in the world since the World Health Organization office in China reported the emergence of the disease at the end of December 2019.
At least 262,269,390 people have been confirmed infected with the virus since its appearance. The vast majority of those infected recovered, although some continued to experience symptoms weeks or even months later.
The figures are based on daily reports issued by each country’s health authorities and exclude subsequent reviews by statistical agencies that indicate much higher death numbers.
And the World Health Organization, taking into account the high death rate directly or indirectly related to Covid-19, considers that the outcome of the epidemic may be two or three times greater than the officially announced outcome.
A large proportion of less serious cases or asymptomatic cases remain undetected despite the intensification of examinations in a large number of countries.