WHO : Will everyone contract Omicron?

WHO : Will everyone contract Omicron?

WHO : Will everyone contract Omicron?

With Omicron overtaking pre-existing coronavirus variants like Alpha, Beta and the deadly Delta across the world at a rapid pace, the World Health Organization’s technical lead has urged to remain cautious as the variant is ‘efficiently transmitted between people’.

The WHO Covid19 technical head said, “People who are infected with Omicron have the full spectrum of disease, everything from asymptomatic infection all the way through severe disease and death.”

Although the experts do say that Omicron could possibly lead to herd immunity and turn Covid19 into a harmless endemic illness, but when it comes to the new variant it is being said that Omicron is highly contagious. However, going on the brighter side of the new variant, the effects are less severe as compared to Delta and previous other variants.

With the Omicron cases surging across the world, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has been cautioning people to get vaccinated and continue the use of masks. The WHO’s technical lead on Covid19, Maria van Kerkhove, said that Omicron will not be the last variant of the coronavirus and there could be more in the future.

“This virus is still evolving and changing and we need to change and adjust accordingly. We not only have to increase the vaccination coverage around the world, but also try and transition out. It will not end with the latest wave and Omicron will not be the last variant we speak about, unfortunately,” Maria van Kerkhove said in an interview.