Covid may give birth to another variant to prolong the pandemic

COVID could spawn into another variant and prolong the pandemic – but there is hope that the virus could be defeated by 2022, a WHO director said.

The head of the World Health Organization, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu, said that rich nations need to share their vaccines to prevent the virus from mutating again.

A WHO boss has said that the coronvirus can mutate again


A WHO boss has said that the coronvirus can mutate againCredit: AFP

A string of extremely active research showed Omicron IS to be milder than other strains, with the first official UK report revealing the risk of hospitalization as 50 to 70% lower than Delta.

Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.

The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping to get vital additional vaccines in the UK’s arms to avoid the need for any new restrictions.

In a New Year’s message for 2022, Dr Tedros said that vaccine inequality has “created ideal conditions for the emergence of the Omicron variant”.

“And the longer inequality persists, the higher the risk of this virus evolving in ways that we cannot prevent or predict,” he said.

“If we stop inequality, we end the pandemic,” he continued.

“Through the ACT-Accelerator, including COVAX, WHO and our partners are helping to make vaccines, tests and treatments accessible to those who need them, around the world.

“As we enter the third year of this pandemic, I’m confident this will be the year we end it – but only if we do it together.”

It comes as Boris Johnson yesterday asked Covid jab deniers to make a New Year’s decision to get vaccinated.

The Prime Minister has issued a stark message to the five million Britons still not receiving life-saving treatment, warning them to avoid “unnecessary suffering” of the disease.

Mr Johnson joked that the joke was “much easier than losing weight or keeping a diary”.

Meanwhile today it was revealed Four out of five patients hospitalized with Omicron did not receive boosters to protect against Covid, and a quarter were completely unvaccinated.

A total of 608 of the 815 people receiving urgent care nationwide had not received that crucial third shot, while a quarter were completely unvaccinated.

UKHSA and Cambridge University’s MRC Biostatistics Unit found the vaccine to be effective in preventing serious disease caused by Omicron.

A single dose of vaccine was associated with a 35% reduction in the risk of hospitalization among symptomatic cases with the Omicron variant.

Two doses reduced the risk by 67% for up to 24 weeks after the second dose, and by 51% in risk 25 weeks or more after the second dose.

Vaccine efficacy against hospitalization was estimated at 52% after one dose, 72% two to 24 weeks after the second dose, 52% at 25 weeks plus after dose 2, and 88% two weeks later. booster dose.

Just one infected breath is all it takes to catch Omicron, expert warns Covid may give birth to another variant to prolong the pandemic


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