– Europe must prepare for a “significant increase” in Covid cases driven by the spread of the Omicron variant. This was stated by Hans Kluge of the World Health Organization (WHO). “Another storm is on the way,” he warned, noting that “within weeks, Omicron will be dominant in more countries in the region, pushing health systems already under pressure to the brink even further.”

Ema’s doubts about a possible vaccine against Omicron

“We do not know yet if we need an adapted vaccine“for the Omicron variant, but” we will not have to start from scratch “to create it. The executive director of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), Emer Cooke, stressed at a press conference.” The scientific community needs to see more data on the impact of the variant on the efficacy of approved vaccines, “he added.

“The situation epidemiological is of concern across Europe, but with five vaccines and six treatments we are in a stronger position than in the same period last year: we have many more tools at our disposal “, underlined Cooke, recalling that” a year ago I announced the first vaccine “for the COVID-19. Before closing Cooke he recalled that “vaccines remain key tools against the Covid epidemic”.

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