Russia: Coronavirus’s “Omicron” strain infects mice and rats


During a meeting of the coordinating council of the presidency for the fight against coronavirus, head of the Russian consumer health regulator Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova revealed a new and extremely dangerous parameter of the “Omicron” executive.

As he stated: “We already see clearly that mice and rats have been infected with the new omicron strain, something we did not notice for the previous types of strains.”

The concern is not only focused on the transmission to the mice of the “Omicron” strain. According to Anna Popova, based on the first data available in Russia, in most cases, patients with the coronavirus strain “Omicron” in Russia were either vaccinated or had previously been infected with coronavirus, adding that these are citizens who have returned from abroad.

On the positive side of Anna Popova’s information is that the first 16 Russians who fell ill with the “Omicron” executive were discharged.

Moderately optimistic

“So far very little is known about the Omicron strain, it may be a kind of salvation, but it is too early to be optimistic,” Anna Popova told Komsomolskaya Pravda.

As he noted: “We know very little about this new executive so far. Scientists around the world are closely monitoring the situation in the countries where it is spreading. I would like to note that in South Africa the number of cases is decreasing, the situation is stabilizing there according to the reports of our colleagues, who are now in South Africa. The highest detection is now recorded only in Great Britain. “But, of course, it’s too early to be optimistic.”

He also noted that the “Omicron” strain can become a kind of salvation for everyone, but so far all measures are being taken to prevent the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in Russia.

response from Moscow Achilleas Patsoukas

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