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#JustPublished: Threat Assessment Brief: Implications of the emergence and spread of the #SARSCoV2 #B11529 variant of concern (#Omicron) for the EU/EEA. Full report: bit.ly/TABOmicron #COVID19
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The #B11529 variant, first detected in southern Africa, is the most divergent #COVID19 variant that has been detected in significant numbers during the pandemic to date. Read the press release: bit.ly/3cS2FYt #SARSCoV2 #Omicron
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@ECDC_EU “A precautionary approach is important and the timely and urgently reinforced implementation of non-pharmaceutical interventions in the EU is strongly advised.” Masks😷, physical distance, ventilation💨: now mor than ever, #Europe! #Omicron #Delta @WHOFoundation
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Omicron was first detected from a sample collected in Botswana on 11 November ecdc.europa.eu/en/publicatio… @ECDC_EU via @kakape "In conclusion, the overall level of risk is assessed as HIGH TO VERY HIGH."
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And to end the day with our @ECDC_EU assessment on B.1.1.529 Omicron. ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default…
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#JustPublished: Threat Assessment Brief: Implications of the emergence and spread of the #SARSCoV2 #B11529 variant of concern (#Omicron) for the EU/EEA. Full report: bit.ly/TABOmicron #COVID19
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The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution met today to review what is known about the #COVID19 variant B.1.1.529. They advised WHO that it should be designated a Variant of Concern. WHO has named it Omicron, in line with naming protocols bit.ly/3r8YrEd
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Following the meeting of the @WHO TAG-VE today, WHO classifies B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern named Omicron. We call for increased surveillance and genetic testing & thank 🇿🇦 for sharing their work in real time. More information can be found here⬇️ who.int/news/item/26-11-2021…
I thank researchers from 🇿🇦 and 🇧🇼 for sharing information with @WHO & the world about B.1.1.529 variant that has been recently detected. We will convene our TAG-VE again today to discuss Everyone out there: do not discriminate against countries that share their findings openly
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Did you miss the 4th EMA public meeting on #COVID19vaccines and #COVID19treatments? You can watch it on EMA's YouTube channel: invidious.fdn.fr/watch?v=_ekituOT… And see the live tweets posted during the meeting yesterday, 25 November 2021. #EMAPublicMeeting4 nitter.fdn.fr/i/events/1463891…
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The European Union's contracts with manufacturers say that the vaccine must be adapted immediately to new variants as they emerge. Europe has taken precautions.
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The news about the new COVID variant is very concerning. I have talked to scientists and vaccine manufacturers today. They share the concern. Please get vaccinated as soon as possible, if not done yet. And follow the known rules to protect yourself. nitter.fdn.fr/i/broadcasts/1Yq…
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Current level of concern for #COVID19 situation in the EU/EEA is VERY HIGH - 8.3/10 To know more and to see the 14-days forecast for: - 14 days case rate - 14 days death rate - hospital admission - ICU admission go to our weekly surveillance report here: bit.ly/SurveillanceCOVID19
What is the current level of concern for #COVID19 situation in the EU/EEA? What is the 14 day forecast in terms of case rate, hospital and ICU admissions & deaths due to #SARSCoV2 infection? Check our weekly surveillance report here: bit.ly/SurveillanceCOVID19 & the graphic ⬇️⬇️⬇️
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How so? See a short animation by @WHO_Europe ⬇️⬇️⬇️
📢 470,000 lives among people aged 60+ have been saved by #COVID19 vaccines since their roll-out in 33 WHO European Region countries – estimates a new study by WHO/Europe & @ECDC_EU Find out more 👉 bit.ly/vax-lives-saved
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#ECDC is monitoring closely the developing situation of the B.1.1.529 #SARSCoV2 variant and will issue a Threat Assessment Brief today. #B11529 #COVID19
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Dr @mvankerkhove gives an update on #COVID19 virus variant B.1.1.529, during the #AskWHO session on 25 November 2021 ⬇️
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The @EU_Commission will propose, in close coordination with Member States, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel from the southern African region due to the variant of concern B.1.1.529.
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