Wednesday, August 17, 2022

WHO Says Omicron Spreading At Unprecedented Rate

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BBC News:- The new coronavirus variant Omicron is spreading across the globe at an unprecedented rate, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Cases of the heavily mutated variant have been confirmed in 77 countries.

But at a press conference, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was probably in many others that had yet to detect it.

Dr Tedros said he was concerned that not enough was being done to tackle the variant.

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“Surely, we have learned by now that we underestimate this virus at our peril. Even if Omicron does cause less severe disease, the sheer number of cases could once again overwhelm unprepared health systems,” he said.

The WHO’s latest data suggests the variant – first detected in South Africa in November – can better evade existing vaccines and carries a higher risk of re-infection, leading the organisation to say the level of risk remains very high.

A number of countries have introduced travel bans affecting South Africa and its neighbours following the emergence of Omicron, but this has failed to stop it from spreading around the world.
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  1. Covid, like influenza, is here to say. So the sooner these corrupt WHO officials get that, the better for all of us. We need to continue living our lives without the fear mongering. Yes a few of us will succumb as we have for the flu every year. So WHO get lost, for you are no longer considered credible. Big Pharma has bought you and your credibility.

    The strange thing is that the rich countries couldn’t eradicate poverty around the world but they could have found Billions to give to the corrupt pharmaceutical companies to push their poisonous agenda. The world’s poorest could have been fed for only a fraction of this cost. Pure evil!!!

  2. Why do they keep saying it was detected in Africa, it was in Europe. And that’s exactly what they want, to instill fear in society, and say vaccination is the only way out. Then boosters and more boosters and even more boosters.

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