The World Health Organization considered that every country should vaccinate 40% of its population against the Corona virus by the end of this year.
In an interview with Al-Arabiya channel Thursday, Adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Peter Singer, said that knowing the severity of the Omicron mutant “needs weeks,” considering that this new mutant of the Corona virus “may be a wake-up call.”
Passengers’ temperature checks at an airport in Japan to prevent the spread of the omicron mutant in the country
Singer emphasized thatVaccination is the solution to eradication On the Corona mutant,” he said, adding that “closure is not the solution to confront Omicron.”
In a related context, the Director of the World Health Organization in Africa stated that Rapid detection of the omicron mutant Botswana and South Africa and its early reporting “give the world time” to act to stop its spread.
Corona vaccination campaign in South Africa
“We have a window of opportunity, but we must act quickly and intensify detection and prevention measures,” Machidiso Moeti said Thursday.
Much is still unknown about the new mutant, including whether it is more contagious, as some health authorities suspect, whether it makes people more seriously ill, and whether it is able to resist current vaccines.