3 myths about the Homicron mutation that are being debunked

What is spread and is wrong

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At a time when the planet is moving at the rate of the Omicron mutation with evidence showing that its most contagious variant Covid-19 scientists are constantly discovering new facts about it.

The WHO collected data from 5800 studies that have been done so far and presented data to inform all the committees of scientists in all countries.

CNBC presented which theories that came out in a hurry do not apply so as not to create misunderstandings and confusion in the world.

Vaccines are not effective against her

Indeed, those vaccinated with two doses have 22% protection against Omicron in getting sick. However, in both doses, but much more after the booster dose, patients have milder symptoms and less chance of intubation.

"The vaccine works, and this is clear from both mortality and hospitalization rates when compared between vaccinated and unvaccinated people," said Dr. Mark Sawyer, an infectious disease specialist.

Omicron is so gentle that there is no need to worry

Many say that Omicron is like the flu. But experts say that it is transmitted much more easily and can cause serious problems mainly in the respiratory but also long-term side effects that now can not determine.

Also, the more the virus circulates, the more likely there are new mutations, even unpredictable ones, with the result that the end of the pandemic is shifting more and more backwards.

The effectiveness of vaccines is questionable in the long run

The vaccines against it Covid-19 have been in our lives for a year now with many people remaining skeptical about the side effects they have both in the short term and in the future.

"We have given hundreds of millions of doses of these vaccines to young children aged 5 to 11 years. "If there was any mysterious side effect, we would have seen it and would have known it by now," Dr. notes on CNBC. Mark Saqyer, communicable disease specialist at Rady Chindren's Children's Hospital.