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They warn that omicron will have an “unprecedented” spread | Digital Trends Spanish


A few days ago, Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top health adviser, stated that early studies indicated that the omicron variant could be less severe than other SARS-CoV-2 mutations.

Now an expert from the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned about how quickly this variant can spread and how disturbing this can be.

In an interview with Sky News, the WHO special envoy for COVID-19, David Nabarro, pointed out that “I have never been more concerned about the pandemic than now”, ensuring that the rate of growth in the number of infections with omicron “is unprecedented.”

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This presents a complicated scenario for the world’s health authorities, since, according to the expert, it would be an “extremely serious” situation.

Nabarro also confessed that he is concerned that people will make this variant less serious.

“We have enough information in the World Health Organization to establish without a trace of doubt that the variant spreads very quickly with a doubling time in the number of cases every two or three days,” adds the expert.

“We are concerned that people are marking omicron as mild. Even if omicron causes a less serious disease, the large number of cases will again overwhelm health systems. “

This week, a group of researchers from the University of Hong Kong published a study showing that omicron is contagious and multiplies 70 times faster in the bronchi than the delta variant and the original SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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