“There is no doubt that current vaccines can protect Omicron-infected patients from severe forms of COVID-19,” Michael Ryan, the WHO’s chief executive, told AFP on Tuesday.
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“We have by far the most effective vaccines against all forms of the disease in terms of severity and hospitalization, and there is no reason to believe that it will not,” Dr. Omikran explained. Ryan, in a rare one-on-one interview.
“The normal behavior we are seeing so far does not show an increase in severity. In fact, some places in South Africa are reporting mild symptoms,” the doctor also announced, shortly before the famous American scientist Anthony Fauzi told AFP.
“We have to be very careful in the way we analyze,” Dr. Ryan said, adding that he was careful to emphasize on several occasions that we were at the beginning of studies of the variant, which was only discovered on November 24 by South African authorities. And it has been found in dozens of countries.
The appearance of this variant has caused some panic, especially in Europe where a huge fifth Kovid-19 case is already being caused by the Delta variant.