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Ômicron spreads across the United States, fearing a new wave in January – International

Washington – The spread of the new style micron variable It could bring a new wave of chaos, threatening to drain health workers already battling the escalating epidemic caused by delta variable. USA President , Joe Biden, warned this Thursday, 16, that the strain should spread much faster and warned residents not to get vaccinated or take a booster dose. We are facing a winterNorthern Hemisphere) of serious illnesses and deaths of unvaccinated people,” the president said.

The White House insists there is no need for shutdowns because vaccines are available and appear to provide protection from the virus. But even if a micron is milder than Delta, it could disarm some of the tools available to save lives and put the immunocompromised and the elderly at risk as it moves quickly across the United States.

“The delta outbreak is ongoing and really accelerating. On top of that, we still have a Ômicron outbreak,” said Dr. Jacob Lemieux, who monitors coronavirus variables in the Harvard Medical School survey. “This is worrying because our hospitals are already full. The teams are exhausted.”

exponential spread

Most likely, experts say, a Ômicron outbreak is already underway in the United States, and a new alternative will outpace the state’s ability to track it. Based on samples collected last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that microns represent 3% of the nation’s sequenced coronaviruses.

Percentages vary by region, with the highest incidence region being New York at 13%. However, Harvard experts say these numbers are underestimated because Ômicron is spreading so fast that polls can’t keep up.

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Globally, more than 75 countries have reported cases of MERS-CoV. In the United States, 36 states have discovered the new strain. Meanwhile, the incidence of the delta variant is increasing in many places, with foci in the Northeast and Midwest.

In the face of contagion, universities are abruptly quitting classes in the weeks of the final exam. Basketball (NBA) and hockey (NHL) have been forced to postpone games, and football (NFL) saw the worst outbreak of the epidemic in a two-day period, with dozens of players infected.

Mutations worry

Scientists around the world are still trying to decipher the Ômicron, which contains a large number of worrying mutations in important regions of its genetic makeup that could affect how the strain spreads. The speed at which the number of cases doubles, known as “doubling time,” could provide a preview of the consequences in the coming weeks.

Initial data indicate that microns are more transmissible than Delta, with a “doubling time” of approximately two days, said Rochelle Wallinsky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease specialist in the US, said there is still no need for a specific booster dose to fight stress. Fauci said two doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines still provide significant protection against hospitalization./ ap

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