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Wednesday, 19 January 2022 05:45 GMT

COVID new strain reaches 50 nations, 19 states in US


(MENAFN) According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky statement on Tuesday, the newly-detected Covid-19 strain, omicron, has reached 50 nations and 19 states all over the US.

Walensky stated in a White House news conference, "while we are still working to understand the severity of omicron as well as how it responds to therapeutics and vaccines, we anticipate that all of the same measures will at least, in part, provide some protection against omicron.”

Based on the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, health experts are going to have some information about the new strain by the middle of the upcoming week.

Fauci mentioned, "we’ll be able to determine whether or not antibodies induced by all vaccines lose their capability of effectiveness with omicron." And added, "in addition, we are doing animal studies to evaluate immune protection as well as the efficacy of antivirals."

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