Following the designation of the mutant virus confirmed in South Africa as a "variant of concern" by the WHO = World Health Organization, President Biden of the United States said, "Unless vaccination is promoted on a global scale, the spread of the infection will be terminated. It became clear that we couldn't do that, "he called on countries to accelerate the provision of vaccines to developing countries.

WHO = World Health Organization announced on the 26th that it held an urgent meeting of experts and others and designated the new mutant virus confirmed in South Africa as a "variant of concern".



For reasons, WHO states that the scientific evidence available at this time indicates an increased risk of reinfection compared to other "variant of concern".



The name was "Omicron strain".



In response, President Biden of the United States issued a statement saying, "It has become clear that the spread of infection cannot be stopped unless vaccination is promoted on a global scale." He called for accelerating the delivery of vaccines.



In an interview with CNN TV, Dr. Fauci, chief medical adviser to the U.S. government, said, "I can't say for sure what I'm doing right now, but it seems to be spreading quite quickly. With South African experts. We will work together to investigate. "



South African health officials have announced that 77 cases of the new mutant virus have been confirmed in Gauteng, the largest city in Johannesburg, and have been found in neighboring Botswana, as well as in Hong Kong, Israel and Belgium. increase.



For this reason, the United States announced that it will restrict travel from eight countries in southern Africa from the 29th, and EU = European Union member states have agreed to restrict travel from seven countries in southern Africa. Each country is strengthening border measures.

U.S. Chief Medical Adviser "It seems to be spreading at a considerable speed."

Dr. Fauci, chief medical adviser to the U.S. government, said in an interview on CNN TV about a new mutant virus identified in South Africa: Seems to be there. "



When asked if it could have already spread throughout the United States, he replied, "There are all possibilities, but so far no such signs have been found."



"If you work with South African experts, you'll find out about the effects on people who have been vaccinated," Fauci said.

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