Erica Fligy on the new release:

The World Health Organization described the new omicron variant on Friday as a “disturbing” and “disturbing” variant. One reason for this concern is the degree of infection. “So far, no variant has been able to compete with the delta variant. Apparently it can do that,” says Erica Fligy.

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The The new variant B.1.1.529, which has since received the name omicron variant, is “of concern,” according to infectious disease specialist Erika Vlieghe. “But on the other hand, this isn’t the end of the world,” Fliggy said Friday on the Terzaki show. The infectious disease specialist declared: “There is no point in panicking now and that should not distract us from the work we still have to do in Belgium in the form of deltas.”

The World Health Organization described the new omicron variant on Friday as a “disturbing” and “disturbing” variant. One reason for this concern is the degree of infection. “So far, no variant has been able to compete with the delta variant. Apparently it can do that,” says Erica Fligy. In addition, the variant also displays mutations.

However, Erika Flegg remains cautious before drawing any conclusions. “We still know very little about this variant. It is suspected to be highly contagious. But we don’t know if it is also more pathogenic.” This is why it is necessary to collect more information. She stressed that “panic now is not necessary.”

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