The world should not panic about the new Coronavirus “Omicron”, the World Health Organization (WHO)’s chief scientist Somaya Swaminathan said at a press conference today.
She said, the situation now is different from what it was a year ago.
“It is not yet clear whether the new, highly mutated strain is more capable of spreading or resisting vaccines,” she was quoated by BBC as saying.
However, Somaya said this new mutant ” is likely to become the dominant breed around the world, although it is difficult to predict.”
She added that the “delta” mutant currently represents 99 percent of cases worldwide.
According to the international media, the Director of Emergencies at the World Health Organization, Mike Ryan, stressed that the world currently has “super effective vaccines” against the virus that causes Covid-19 disease.
He added there was no evidence to support changing these doses to adapt to the omicron mutant.
According to reports, The mutant has a high ability to spread, and 40 countries have reported Omnicron cases so far.