New COVID-19 variant: How dangerous is Omicron? | DW News

Scientists in South Africa are warning of a new strain of COVID-19. The variant, which is yet to be named, appears to have a high number of mutations, and there's a possibility it could be able to evade our immune response and be even more transmissible.
At first, health officials thought they were seeing a small cluster of outbreaks in South Africa's most populous province. But after examining specimens, they realized they were dealing with something far more serious - a new variant that could be the hardest yet to contain.
Officials are worried that the new variant, known simply as B.1.1.529, could quickly spread through the country and beyond. Only about 35% of adults in South Africa are fully vaccinated, and the rate of vaccination has slowed. And given the findings so far, even current vaccines may not be enough to stop it.
Several countries, including the UK and Germany have announced a ban on flights from South Africa and five neighboring countries as cases of the new variant have already appeared in Botswana and in Hong Kong. No matter where the variant started, it could quickly become a global problem.
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  • If you took any notice from those that know your title would say....."omicron the cold". Real doctors in Africa while we have liars

    Wayne MWayne MVor 21 Stunde
  • Omicron sounds like a rejected decepticon idea that Michael Bay got for Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) This, the Umbrella Corporation knows since we are the purveyors of 70% of manmade viruses

    The Umbrella CorporationThe Umbrella CorporationVor 6 Tage
  • What is Delta? I know Indian variant!!

    Dewan Shohayel HossainDewan Shohayel HossainVor 7 Tage
  • All they tell us is that the new variant is more infectious than the Delta variant and they don’t tell us why.

    BlAir AkanaBlAir AkanaVor 10 Tage
  • Fast forward to January 1st, 2022. Omicron is now a a new epidemic in the USA. Hospitals are packed. Long test lines. Fourth vaccine shot recommended. Un-vaccinated employees being fired. You must be vaccinated to get hired.

    Buckeyecat2002Buckeyecat2002Vor 10 Tage
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  • Were probably gonna have the Megatron variant next

    2000sancho2000sanchoVor 11 Tage
  • Be scared be scared. It’s not killing people but still be scared so our news channels and pharma companies make lots more money.

    jmpayne333jmpayne333Vor 12 Tage
  • It is more infectious. It is evading vaccines. It is also not deadly at all so why are people freaking out ? The WHO reported 0 deaths from this strain as of late December. That’s 0 deaths worldwide. Sounds like we need to chill a bit on the restrictions.

    jmpayne333jmpayne333Vor 12 Tage
  • Still anit gonna get the shot

    Diablo GamingDiablo GamingVor 13 Tage
  • Gotta keep the bs going

    William aWilliam aVor 13 Tage
  • People stop supporting these businesses all business they're the reason your loved ones a being mass murdered by covid there only thinking about them selfs because they're weak cowards who can't survive without status money power 💯 stop supporting there genocide have some self discipline and stop supporting there course think about it holla at me subscribe I got the keys 🔑 💯

    lifelifeVor 15 Tage
  • So where did delta go ???

    Fdfnfgn JfdjfjfkFdfnfgn JfdjfjfkVor 16 Tage
  • We gonners we're being killed off

    marvel117marvel117Vor 16 Tage
  • I’m really sick right now

    Leonel MartinezLeonel MartinezVor 16 Tage
  • It's the Vaccines that made it mutate so quickly

    Mr NobodyMr NobodyVor 18 Tage
    • how yk that ?

      Dvvid elreyDvvid elreyVor 16 Tage
  • It feels like a really mild flu. However it doesn’t go away quickly. I’ve had it for almost 5 days and it’s tiring 🤬. It would be safe to infect everyone with this variant for better fight of future variants. But yeh the vaccine does give you a upper hand so make sure get that double jab first.

    JamzeJamzeVor 20 Tage
  • Funny how the scientist were banging on about herd immunity in the beginning and now we have a variant perfect for creating heard immunity with high infections and low serve reactions, they go on about the need to isolate so they can keep pushing those happy vax a McDonald's happy meal

    S RS RVor 21 Tag
  • Blah! blah! blah! are people Dying from this variant? Because I heard they weren't.

    A Real Haunted HouseA Real Haunted HouseVor 22 Tage
    • I heard they were

      Dvvid elreyDvvid elreyVor 16 Tage
  • Covid delta and now omnicron what world are we living in

    KovStalKovStalVor 23 Tage
  • You all can try what you please there is not nothing you we all can do

    Chevell HamiltonChevell HamiltonVor 23 Tage
  • my mom had it a few weeks ago, she healed up just fine with some rest and tea lol

    waterwaterVor 24 Tage
  • If the vaccines are not helping, why are they pushing for them,

    elton mutukuelton mutukuVor 25 Tage
  • The news reporter at 9:19 looks like Tom Hanks son.

  • This is how you know the 2nd coming of Jesus is near In The Bible it says in the last days they will be making viruses like none other One after another so that you could take the mark of the beast

    Pedro LagoPedro LagoVor 27 Tage

    Raul TorresRaul TorresVor 27 Tage
  • 😁 suggestion world wide with the Military in charge people without masks will get shot on sight on sight stuff the arrest. OK no mask shoot the bugger and burn the bodies in a deep pit end of story. If you don't agree I under stand but OK I will work and it is the fastest way to get people to "stay home stay alive"

    Paul DPaul DVor 27 Tage
  • Enough is enough! How long will the people dumbdown,,bite their tongue,s, and sit idly by as this governments murders its own people! Murder. Genocide. MassMurfer

    Sean GibsonSean GibsonVor 28 Tage
  • God is using sandbox simulator on us

    G BG BVor 28 Tage
  • Oh my chronuc variant!. Lets PANIC, lets run around like headless chickens. I, m quaking in my boots!

    lucky sembrylucky sembryVor 28 Tage
  • I come from a family of narcissist and they just can't catch on to what's going on It's funny how narcissist can't see what's going on To believe what they believe.....

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  • They block therapeutic treatments which they can't patent and make money off of. Then they push people to take a vaccine 4 or 5 times, but it still doesn't protect from these variants. Perhaps this isn't about protecting people, but making trillions.

    ApollyonApollyonVor 29 Tage
  • I thought it waz just mild

    Jolo TyJolo TyVor 29 Tage
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  • this is how the world ends , this is how the world ends . not with a bang but a whimpeer

    richard kleginrichard kleginVor Monat
  • yes live in fear people, and let big pharma make the money.

    lilpandanesegirllilpandanesegirlVor Monat
  • It seems like a lot of fear mongering. When will they ever be satisfied? Does it take large groups of people to start euthanizing each other en masse? Because that is a possibly and it could reach that point. It could be a Jonestown type scenario.

    revokdaryl1revokdaryl1Vor Monat
  • 👏👏👏🇺🇸Confront Omicron's case's 50Millions infected Cases, Corona virus Cases Total of Death Toll 800,000 in U.S in the🌎with unsafe Mess-up Country Plus Now Well Known for Saturated with Homeless & Cracks all over the Country

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  • Stop with the scare tactics

    George ParraGeorge ParraVor Monat
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    Benjamin Gal-OrBenjamin Gal-OrVor Monat
  • Oh covid smovid hovid. Who cares.

    larchmanlarchmanVor Monat
  • And what is this Magical Test that can determine The various strands. And how is all that data in so quick . , and how is omnicrap 500 times more infectious. BS. Lol

    Joe JakabJoe JakabVor Monat
  • With all these extreme and disproportionate control measures …The next terrible Wave will be an Economic Crisis, just you wait and see..

    Leo SwathLeo SwathVor Monat
  • So much has been said about how omicron spreads superfast, but is it deadly? Some South African media said it is not as fatal imagined. I share this view because we have not seen any statistics and scientific evidence of omicron-related fatality yet. So, people should not get unnecessarily anxious about emicron, though they should be vigilant.

    A world of cats and kittensA world of cats and kittensVor Monat
  • Another year, another variant.

    murambiua fátimamurambiua fátimaVor Monat
  • You probably can get covid-19 or any of those variances through having sex if it's Airborne than it is in your body when you're having sex right

    L HughesL HughesVor Monat
  • I would have gone with Optimus Slime

    D MAVD MAVVor Monat
  • LMAO! FJB!

    TincupTim Metal DetectingTincupTim Metal DetectingVor Monat
  • When are people going 2wake up Omnicron is a planet from Futurama Omicron Perseion 8 Covid is the new hiv A way 4the government 2make money.from the people & thin out the herd in the process

    Corey LumpkinsCorey LumpkinsVor Monat
  • They’re finding out that the Omicrom varient is only transmissible through your TV set and MSM.

    PrivatepilotPrivatepilotVor Monat
  • It's never going to end

    CruzCruzVor Monat
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  • Another strat

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    • Are you among those saying there's no cure for herpes 🌿🌿 🤓? I recommended to you today DR RORPOPOR HERBAL on DE-visions who the herbal blood flows in his veins, is a great healer and the sickness and diseases he can't cured doesn't exist. Thank you doctor for providing cure for herpes ....🌿

      Mary JaneyMary JaneyVor Monat
  • Well it is less deadly so thats great

    Clayton HornClayton HornVor Monat
    • Are you among those saying there's no cure for herpes 🌿🌿 🤓? I recommended to you today DR RORPOPOR HERBAL on DE-visions who the herbal blood flows in his veins, is a great healer and the sickness and diseases he can't cured doesn't exist. Thank you doctor for providing cure for herpes ....🌿

      Mary JaneyMary JaneyVor Monat
  • Time to update your green screen 1:26 🤣

    The Fading FrontierThe Fading FrontierVor Monat
  • Our life now is a living netflix season series

    AnkhfairyAnkhfairyVor Monat
  • Remember when the first person died from covid

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  • Trop bien ta video comme tjrs

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  • It is already in the indian subcontinent as well and i got the j&j shot GG

    ZEUSZEUSVor Monat
  • Jesus Christ called people everywhere to repent, therefore, if you confess with your lips the Lord Jesus and believe with all your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven and eternal life. told other people how good he is, how he saves, heals and liberates and gives eternal life7

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  • Of course SA identified it, this does not mean it originated there, and isn't present elsewhere.

    bcvbb hyuibcvbb hyuiVor Monat
  • It's everywhere number 1 It's far less lethal than Delta number 2 More infections don't always mean a worse scenario number 3 The latest data as of December 5th 2021 Suggest that although this will take over the Delta variant conduct account will likely drop along with hospitalizations this could be the light at the end of the tunnel

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  • More and more children hospitalizations being reported. With no surprise, there is a time lag to hospitalizations. “We’ve always seen children not being very heavily affected by the COVID epidemic in the past, not having many admissions. In the third wave, we saw more admissions in young children under 5 and in teenagers, 15-19, and now, at the start of this fourth wave, we have seen quite a sharp increase across all age groups, but particularly in the under 5s.” I wish they had more numbers instead of "more"

    Neil DavisNeil DavisVor Monat
  • Oh my God, reports have come out that now we have a virus coming out of Stupidland, It's the shrimp virus from it's coasts. Even though we have no idea if it exists we know its spreading like wildfire. This virus is said to attach itself to your big toe! Democrats have already vaccinated 200 times with the anti shrimp virus! Hurry you shud be frightened by something we can't prove or see as peasants of this world. Oh my God now we got reports of the GODZILLA VIRUS let's see what kinda vaccine we can cook up for this one it's getting out of control, sponsored by Cheatcoin. Reports have come in that the only natural immunity against this thing is to vote republican in comming elections.

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  • I feel like we all have the same thoughts here

    randa flyranda flyVor Monat
  • These “experts” speaking on this video speak complete nonsense.

    William PullesWilliam PullesVor Monat
  • This DE-visions channel specializes in fear mongering. The omicron variant may well be the world’s saviour - highly infectious with very mild symptoms will bring about herd immunity rapidly

    William PullesWilliam PullesVor Monat
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