WHO warns people regarding the upcoming Covid variants

WHO says that the people who will be vaccinated have more chances of staying protected from the side effects of the next variants.

Warning the people against the complacency in following Covid-appropriate protocols, the World Health Organization said that the next variants which are to follow after Omicron will be more transmissible.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the Covid-19 technical lead at the WHO said that it is difficult to predict how mild or severe the upcoming variants of Covid will be.
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Kerkhove said it is never wished that the world should fall into such a situation where it is likely that there may be more immune escape, making the existing vaccine less effective against the new variants, even as it emphasized a vaccine to protect against severe disease and death.
Maria Van Kerkhove, the Covid-19 technical lead at the WHO said that it is difficult to predict how mild or severe the upcoming variants of Covid will be.
Instead, there are studies and research carried out to reduce and limit the spread. She even added that expectations are made that the right interventions, the circulation of Covid-19 will below. But at the same time, the people who are not (or half) vaccinated or have any kind of co-morbidities and immunity might be more affected by the next variant if its serious.
It was mentioned that as coronavirus is a respiratory pathogen, the world will be facing seasonal patterns for infection surges.
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Further , issuing another warning regarding long Covid, WHO asserted that pre - omicron, there was an estimate that one out of every 10 patients would suffer from lingering symptoms, however, it is yet to to be known, how or whether new variants can change that count. 



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