A new variant of coronavirus is spurring renewed concern regarding the pandemic. Omicron is labeled a “variant of concern,” the agency’s serious category for tracking. Such a designation is earmarked for dangerous variants that may be more transmissible or contagious or could reduce the efficacy of vaccines or treatments. This article features information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
There is still much learn regarding the risk of Omicron, it’s critical to protect yourself and others.
CDC experts are gathering data and virus samples to study and answer questions about the variant. Experiments have started, and the CDC will provide updates when possible.
Understanding the Omicron Variant (1)