Officials say the new spread is inevitable, although scientists warn many things to remain unknown, including the severity and how current vaccines work.
U.S. health officials tracking Omicron cases from New York to Hawaii say the spread of the virus through the community is inevitable, with one case already traveling to Minnesota from an animation convention in New York City. Addressing a worrying new variable with a strategy promoting boosters for all adults, President Biden plans to expand test availability and improve prices, as outlined in a letter from the National Institutes of Health Thursday.
Mr. Biden reiterated on Friday morning that his government’s new measures are sufficient to counter the expansion of the new alternative.” I think I know a little bit about it, but I’m not a scientist, so I still trust scientists and ask them if we should go beyond what we did yesterday,” he told White. A house. Now they say no.
Other cases of Omicron have been reported nationwide. Officials say New York State has confirmed the first five cases: a 67-year-old Suffolk County woman returning from South Africa. Two residents of Queens; Are from Brooklyn. And another person recently traveled to New York City. Most people’s vaccination status remains unknown.
The second case was discovered by a person vaccinated from Minnesota, who recently arrived in New York. to attend an anime convention in downtown Javits, Manhattan, which drew 53,000 people over three days. The authorities immediately asked all conference participants to be tested. Minnesota leaders attribute the discovery to strong disease surveillance systems.
Governor Tim Waltz said in a statement: “This news is dangerous, but it is not surprising.” We know that the virus is a highly contagious disease and is spreading rapidly around the world. People in Minnesota know what to do to protect each other now – get vaccinated, get tested, put on masks at home, and get vaccinated again.
A Colorado resident who was recently vaccinated returning from South Africa is the first person in the state to be vaccinated. Another case in California (first in San Francisco on Wednesday) has been reported in Los Angeles County. The patient was vaccinated and traveled to South Africa in November.
Nebraska Police announced on Friday the incident of an omicron mutation, which only occurs in people who have not been vaccinated. One of the victims returned from Nigeria on November 23 and the other five said they would be infected through the family. No one needs to stay in the hospital.
However, an Oahu resident with no travel history is the first Omicron in Hawaii.
“This is an example of community expansion,” the state health department said in a statement. This person has had MERS in the past but has not been vaccinated.
At a rare press conference on Thursday, New York President Kathy Hochul and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told residents not to panic over the obvious Omicron and to accept a drug be added to the appropriate people. They say it is too early to know how serious the threat could be to the country.
“We have no protection against this option,” Hochul added. “We have no restrictions. We do not change our protocol.”
However, de Blasio said he expects more Omicron cases to be reported in the coming days: “We need to anticipate the explosion in society.
This difference is caused by problems between health researchers and doctors in a wide range of differences. But it will be at least a few weeks before researchers can say for sure if it is a more contagious disease (preliminary data suggests) if it causes more serious illness, and how it reacts.