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Why Omicron Spreads Faster –WHO

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World Health Organisation said yesterday that the spread of Omicron was down to a combination of factors including the make-up of the COVID-19 variant and increased social mixing.

The WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead, Maria Van Kerkhove said that people needed to think about reducing their exposure to the virus and take control over its transmission, following a week of record numbers of new cases.

Van Kerkhove said, Omicron transmitted very efficiently between people due to a number of reasons.

“Firstly, its mutations allow the virus to adhere to human cells more easily.

“Second, is that we have what is called an immune escape. And this means that people can be reinfected either… if they had a previous infection or if they’ve been vaccinated,” she said, in comments circulated by the WHO. Continue Reading

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