Omicron: ‘Bad news – but not doomsday.’

On Friday, the WHO said the number of cases of this variant, initially named B.1.1.529, appeared to be increasing in almost all of South Africa’s provinces.  “This variant has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning,” the UN public health body said in a statement. It said “the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a …

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