The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has set off alarms around the world in recent days. Here we tell you everything you need to know about it .
The new variant is known as Omicron and has attracted attention due to the high number of mutations it presents and its rapid spread. Photo: LatinAmerican Post
LatinAmerican Post | Vanesa López Romero
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Precisely two years ago we received the first news about the contagion of COVID-19 and a pandemic was seen as something far away. However, it became very real in March 2020 and since then a variety of mutations have emerged in the virus that have put the end of the pandemic in check. Despite the rapid development of a vaccine, variants still appear that endanger the lives of thousands of people, due to the lack of vaccination in poor countries and anti-vaccine movements.
At the beginning of last week, the world turned its eyes back to COVID-19 as a new variant of the virus was discovered in South Africa. This one is known as Omicron and has attracted attention due to the high number of mutations it presents and its rapid spread. Here we tell you everything you need to know about it:
We'll have to wait to see how far the Omicron variant can go. For now, it is certain that governments must pay attention not to make the same mistakes made at the beginning of the pandemic. The lack of vaccines in poor countries and the denial of anti-vaxxers to access this solution are a breeding ground for generating more mutations, and therefore more variants.