World Health Organization (WHO)

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Will Omicron be more contagious than Delta? A virus evolution expert explains what researchers know and what they don’t.

5 min read
It’s too early to say whether the newly identified Omicron variant is going to overtake Delta. But particular mutations in the new strain have researchers deeply concerned.

Why the WHO designated Omicron a variant of concern.

4 min read
Lessons have been learned of the importance of acting quickly to nip dangerous new variants in the bud, or at least to slow their spread to buy the world some time.

How Omicron was found and what we know so far.

7 min read
There’s a new COVID lineage called B.1.1.529. The World Health Organization called it Omicron as it declared it a “variant of concern” because it has a genetic profile very different from other circulating variants.
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