WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Omicron variant #Shorts

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “WHO’s Science in 5 on COVID-19: Omicron variant #Shorts” – below is their description.

If Omicron is less severe, why are people ending up in the hospital and dying from it? Is it true that everyone will eventually get Omicron? Why is it important to reduce transmission? WHO’s Dr Maria Van Kerkhove explains in Science in 5.

Watch the entire episode of Science in 5 here: https://youtu.be/dXu9VZIJun8

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.


About This Source - World Health Organization (WHO)

The official public health information Youtube channel of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health”.

Recent from World Health Organization (WHO):

A Path to Delivery

LIVE: Opening of the 75th World Health Assembly with Dr Tedros

Interpretación en Español de la entrega de premios del 3er Festival de Cine “Salud para Todos”

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

Shanghai Looks to Categorize Parts of City Low-Risk for Covid

President Biden Addresses Monkeypox Outbreak During Asia Visit

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations rise in US

Shanghai Reopens Part Of Subway After Punishing Lockdown

WHO chief warns COVID-19 pandemic “most certainly not over”

In This Story: Omicron

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 (also known as B.1.1.529) has been declared a Variant of Concern.

The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution (TAG-VE) is an independent group of experts that periodically monitors and evaluates the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 and assesses if specific mutations and combinations of mutations alter the behaviour of the virus. The TAG-VE was convened on 26 November 2021 to assess the SARS-CoV-2 variant: B.1.1.529 – which is known as Omicron – the group declared the variant a Variant of Concern.

5 Recent Items: Omicron

North Korea’s Leader Kim Jong Un Meets Top Officials Amid More Reported Fevers

Children ages 5 to 11 eligible for Pfizer booster shot

Taiwan’s coronavirus cases reach new record as island moves away from zero-Covid policy

Japan’s economy shrinks amid Covid-19 curbs and rising prices • FRANCE 24 English

FDA Authorizes Covid Booster for Healthy Kids 5 to 11

In This Story: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

WHO chief warns COVID-19 pandemic “most certainly not over”

Indonesia set to become mRNA vaccine hub in Southeast Asia

A Path to Delivery

Leave a Comment

We don't require your email address, or your name, for anyone to leave a comment. If you do add an email address, you may be notified if there are replies to your comment - we won't use it for any other purpose. Please make respectful comments, which add value, and avoid personal attacks on others. Links are not allowed in comments - 99% of spam comments, attempt to post links. Please describe where people may find additional information - for example "visit the UN website" or "search Google for..." rather than posting a link. Comments failing to adhere to these guidelines will not be published.

Posting....