The omicron variant of the coronavirus, seemingly more contagious than the previous ones, it can cause the majority of covid infections in Europe in the coming months, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
According to mathematical calculations, “omicron it could cause more than half of the infections caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in the European Union in the coming months, “the health agency said in a statement.
There are many unanswered questions about omicron characteristics and transmission speed, the ECDC nonetheless asserted.
Its appearance caused panic around the world, although experts agree that it is not known what impact it will have on the pandemic. The variant was detected in southern Africa, first in Botswana and then in South Africa.
For now, no deaths have been confirmed due to omicron.