Thursday, February 9, 2023

‘Kraken’ variant: WHO’s former health director warns about vaccines

World Health Organization (OMS) warns that the variant XBB.1.5Is known ‘Kraken‘, Is A high percentage of transmission: it is the most infectious of all people detected since the start of the pandemic in 2020, it’s a stress North American Nativethat First located in New York last October and have been spread rapidly all over the country, Worry to the experts.

doctor and former director of the WHO Health System, Rafael Bengoahave participated’Ana Rosa Program‘ to talk about Effects of this highly infectious and vaccine-resistant variant, “for the moment They are pedigree, so we shouldn’t be worried as if they were variants that survive all the tools we have against this virus”, displayed this expert.

China reopens borders

Furthermore, he added: “Just, It is not yet known whether the vaccines work for Kraken, so for now it is better to continue recommending a fourth dose. Vaccines protect us a lot, as well as the natural infections we’ve had. What we are not safe from is the new version that may come out of China in a few weeks or a few months.

and he is China officially downgraded the category of the coronavirus from level A to B last Sunday and opened its borders after nearly three years of isolation And thus, in practice, mark the end of the ‘Zero COVID’ policy. This change allows passengers entering the Asian giant to do Without the mandatory quarantine imposed from March 2020, however a negative test carried out in the last 48 hours would remain a requirement.

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In this case he mentioned 1000 days imprisonment in chinaVery few people have been infected naturally and the vaccine they have used has not been as effective as the western ones. “it’s clear that People coming from China are more at risk than other countriesI think it will be controlled two or three months, although the remnants of this infection will last for years.”

That’s why they launched a strong message To the competent authorities on the protection of vaccines given in Spain: “You should not sit still and wait for this type to emerge, But to propose a plan in case this happens. It is clear that it can harm us, but in a mild way due to vaccination.

Symptoms and Tips

In theory, according to the data collected over these months, symptoms are similar to those known so far with omicron coronavirus variant, that is, most are benign and are Following: TeaCough, fever, sore throat, stuffy nose, runny nose, joint pain, loss of taste and smell, fatigue, and headache.

Although these symptoms No are excessive Worrywhat is really a concern is the speed Spread, ,It is the most transmissible form found so far”, said the WHO epidemiologist, marie van kerkhoveIn a press conference. In fact, they tell the WHO that the spread It can be 50% faster than Omicron.

for now, Vaccines Huh best preventive measure Against severe illness and death from variants of COVID-19. However, you have to protect yourself by implementing other measures. ,It is still convenient to wear a mask in closed spaces and in public transport, in the midst of the flu and coronavirus pandemics,” Bengoa concluded.

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