Why Omicron is the most worrying Covid variant yet

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Why Omicron is the most worrying Covid variant yet” – below is their description.

The discovery of a new and potentially vaccine-resistant Covid variant has concerned governments and unnerved markets around the world. Omicron has prompted the return of border closures and mandatory testing and mask wearing as countries attempt to slow its spread.

The number of mutations on its spike protein – the part of the virus vaccines use to prime the immune system – has concerned scientists, but it will take weeks to determine the extent of the threat Omicron poses. The Guardian’s science correspondent Linda Geddes explains

Omicron: everything you need to know about new Covid variant

Despite reports of milder symptoms Omicron should not be underestimated

Omicron: entry bans spread as China pledges 1bn jabs for Africa

Guardian News YouTube Channel

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

Subscribe to The Global Herald in Google News

About This Source - Guardian News

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Guardian News. The Guardian is part of the Guardian Media Group, owned by the Scott Trust.

Subscribe to the Guardian #Ad

Recent from Guardian News:

  • ‘What are the Republicans for?’: Joe Biden says Trump ‘intimidating’ entire party
  • New footage shows ash-covered buildings in Tongan capital
  • Deadly US drone strike in Kabul
  • 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

  • Man charged over theft of 42,000 COVID-19 rapid antigen tests worth estimated $500k | ABC News
  • Baroness Jacqueline Foster discusses the Tory rebellion facing Boris Johnson
  • Childcare centres under strain and parents worried, as COVID concerns grow. | ABC News
  • WHO on COVID: We’re not at the end of the road yet
  • Victorian government backflips on IVF ban | Coronavirus | 9 News Australia
  • 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.