The WHO says Omigron should not be classified as mild

Dr. Tetros Adanom Capraius, Chairman World Health Organization, When that was said Thursday COVID-19 The Omigron variant seems to be less severe than the delta, which should not be classified as mild.

“Like previous variants, Omigran adds people to the hospital and it kills people,” he said. “In fact, the tsunami of cases is so huge and rapid that it is drowning health systems around the world.”

World Health Organization Director-General Tetros Adanom Capreius holds a press conference on December 20, 2021 at the WHO Headquarters in Geneva (Photo by Getty Images by FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP)
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Mangala Narasimhan, Director of Critical-Care Services at Northwell Health in New York The Wall Street Journal Only 10% of patients are in the ICU due to illness, up from 35% in previous surgeries. Vaccinated individuals are hospitalized for an average of four days, while those who are not vaccinated stay for nearly two weeks, he told the newspaper.

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A health worker administers the corona vaccine vaccine, developed by China's Sinovak, against the corona virus, COVID-19, to a boy at a vaccination center in Bogot.  (Photo by Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP) (Photo by Getty Images by Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP)

A health worker administers the corona vaccine vaccine, developed by China’s Sinovak, against the corona virus, COVID-19, to a boy at a vaccination center in Bogot. (Photo by Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP) (Photo by Getty Images by Leonardo MUNOZ / AFP)
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Dr Michael Ryan, the WHO’s emergency chief, warned that speculation that the last variant of the eruption might be Omigran was “desirable thinking”: “There is still a lot of energy in this virus.”

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Maria van Kerkov, WHO’s technological leader at COVID – 19, said: “I do not think the last variant you’ve heard of is Omigron.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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