Omicron variant of COVID: Where is it? Do vaccines work? Here’s what is known so far about the coronavirus strain

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The Omicron variant of COVID is a strain of the coronavirus that was initially discovered in South Africa in November 2021, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) -sars-cov-2-variant-of-concern)and other major public health agencies. On Nov. 26, 2021, the WHO named the COVID strain, also known as B.1.1.529, after the Greek letter “Omicron” and declared it a “variant of concern,”-sars-cov-2-variant-of-concern) much like the Delta variant. Whenever a coronavirus variant is classified as a “variant of concern,” it means that it could be more dangerous than its initial strain. The Biden …

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