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WHO says vaccines should be effective against Omicron variant

December 8, 2021


The first lab tests of the recently discovered variant in South Africa have hinted that it can partially evade the Pfizer jab but this does not mean that Omicron can completely negate the vaccine’s efficacy.

Preliminary data also suggests that Omicron does not make people sicker than the Delta variant, along with others. WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan told AFP news agency: “In fact, if anything, the direction is towards less severity.”

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