There are still many unanswered questions about Omikron, but we already know that the variant is becoming or has already become dominant in countries such as Denmark, Portugal and Great Britain. “We can see another storm coming,” said Kluge.
Within the next few weeks, the new variant will dominate in other countries in the region and bring the already tense healthcare system even further to its limits, said Kluge. Omikron will likely become the dominant variantthat circulate in the European region. In addition to the EU, WHO also includes several countries further east in this region, including Russia, Ukraine and Turkey.