Omicron: Why Did WHO Designate It as a Variant of Concern?

By Ed Feil, University of Bath World Health Organization (WHO) announced The B.1.1.529 strain of Sars-CoV-2, thought to have originated in South Africa, will be identified as a variant of anxiety (VoC) named omicron. This decision is already wide shift priorities in global pandemic management. WHO recommended, among other things, to increase surveillance, in particular …