The New Strain Will Be Called “Omicron”. Experts: “Be on the Pulse, without Panic

Shimon Shatzmiller*, Ludmila Buzhansky, Inbal Lapidot, Galina Zats & Rami Krieger

Department of Chemical Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel

Dr. Shimon Shatzmiller, Department of Chemical Sciences, Ariel University, Ariel 40700, Israel.

Keywords: Omicron; Vaccination; COVID-19


The 50-mutant corona strain was named "OMICRON" after the Greek letter, defined by the World Health Organization as "cause for concern". Is it resistant to vaccines? In a conversation with Ynet, the experts explained: "It does not bode well, but it is too early to determine that this is the next disaster." Director of the Microbiology Laboratory: "There were also strains that dissolved, it is difficult to deduce from 100 cases."
Last night (Friday), the World Health Organization gave an official name to the new strain of the corona virus, which is causing concern worldwide due to the large number of mutations that appear in it: "Omicron", the 15th letter in the Greek alphabet. At the end of a special conference of the organization's experts, they decided to define it as a "cause for concern officially", and this is the fifth variant of the virus that has been described as such since the outbreak of the plague.

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