Update Of COVID-19, Now Omicron/B.1.1.529 Variant
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President Biden on Monday urged Americans to remain calm as scientists work to determine the strength and the transmissibility of the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus, saying the U.S. has the ability to deal with the new strain that is circulating the globe. Jan Crawford anchors a CBS News Special Report with chief White House correspondent Nancy Cordes and medical contributor Dr. David Agus, in the video published on Nov 29, 2021, “Special Report: Biden says Omicron variant is “cause for concern, not a cause for panic“, below:
A new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, has now hit North America. Experts say the strain has been identified in over 15 countries, prompting new travel bans. MSNBC’s Ari Melber is joined by Dr. Natalie Azar and author Katty Kay to discuss what this means for Americans, in the video published on Nov 29, 2021, “New COVID Strain Omicron: What You Need To Know |MSNBC“, below:
- United States will bar travelers from 8 countries in south Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe. Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi.
- These countries have Full Travel Ban: Japan, Israel, Morocco
- These countries have Partial Travel Ban: United States, Britain, Canada, Pakistan, Spain, Turkey, Brazil, Russia, Australia, Italy, Germany, Singapore
Update of the new variant, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 or B.1.1.529, with Dr. John Campbell, in the video published on Nov 28, 2021, “Omicron objectivity“, below:
According to Dr. Angelique Coetzee of South African Medical Association, the Omicron variant, “So far, what we have seen is very mild cases.” Dr. Coetzze also indicated that the signs and symptoms of Omicron variant are: headache, extreme fatigue, body aches, mostly men under 40s.
We are making our way down the Greek alphabet now to Omicron. The WHO has labelled this a variant of concern. What do we know so far about this COVID variant? What is a variant of concern and why is Omicron a variant of concern? What kind of symptoms are we seeing with omicron? Will this COVID variant become dominant like Delta? In the video published on Nov 29, 2021, with Dr. Keith Moran, “COVID Variant OMICRON | Worldwide Already?” below:
- Its transmissibility remains uncertain.
- Number of mutations, 34, had been reported.
- It is important to have more research to see what kind of infections each of the 4 groups get (1. vaccinated w/o natural infection 2.no immunity: never infected & never vaccinated 3. infected & recovered therefore with natural immunity & no vaccination 4. infected & recovered with natural immunity & vaccinated) will be important for our further understanding of the disease.
- Whether this variant could evade natural and vaccinated immunity.
Ultimately, the goal is to turn this endemic virus into a virus that causes common cold symptoms that we can all manage at home.
Roger Seheult, MD of MedCram discusses the new omicron COVID variant, in the video published on Nov 29, 2021, “Omicron: New COVID Variant (Coronavirus Update 138)”, below:
Is Omicron the worst ever COVID variant? Dr. John Campbell keeps us abreast of the latest COVID variant, Omicron or B1.1.529 variant, in the video published on Nov 26, 2021, “The O variant“, below:
Three important questions being asked:
- Is there increased contagion?–yes, Omicron seems more contagious.
- Is there immune escape (will vaccinated people lose the protection from the vaccine & people with natural immunity resulting from previous exposure will they lose protection)?–Maybe
- Is it more pathogenic?–uncertain as of Nov. 26, 2021.
There has been rapid increase of number of cases in South Africa. On November 24, 2021, it was first reported to World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa. Infections have increased steeply in South Africa, coinciding with the detection of B.1.1.529 variant. The first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on November 9, 2021.
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