Omicron and Global Management of the Pandemic
The failure to achieve universal vaccine coverage and effective global pandemic management is a very serious barrier to tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.
Three days ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant named Omicron (B.1.1.529). This variant was first detected in Botswana, in southern Africa. The variant has spread quickly throughout the country and others, including several countries in Europe and Asia. This variant spreads sporadically.
Concerns arose. The Omicron variant is believed to be a major obstacle in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic.