Even the US dollar has suffered.
Indeed, in the event of a further development of the pandemic, the clotting of QE may be postponed.
The new Omicron coronavirus strain, identified in mid-November in southern Africa, has already penetrated Israel, Hong Kong and even some European countries.
Omicron could be found in dozens of Dutch citizens returning from South Africa, the Netherlands' National Institute of Health (RIVM) said Nov. 27. On November 27, two cases of the new coronavirus strain were detected in the UK.
According to initial data from studies conducted in South Africa, it was found that the new strain has 50 mutations. Of these, 34 are in protein compounds of thorns, with the help of which the coronavirus enters human cells, writes TASS.
According to British researcher Tom Peacock, more than 30 mutations have been found in the spike protein of the Omicron strain, and several of them at once can make it difficult to neutralize the pathogen using antibodies, which can affect the effectiveness of vaccines. In addition, preliminary evidence suggests that the strain has increased its spread.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the omicron strain can be transmitted between people who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.
The chief infectious disease specialist of the United States, Anthony Fauci, said that the new strain of coronavirus has not yet been found in the United States, but there are practically no options for its spread everywhere, writes RIA Novosti.
On Saturday, the chairman of the World Medical Association (WMA), Frank Ulrich Montgomery, expressed concern that the omicron in its danger could become comparable to the Ebola virus and as infectious as the delta strain (mortality from Ebola reaches 60-70%). ...
Italian doctors showed an image of a protein from the omicron strain. Judging by the image, the omicron has much more mutations than the delta strain, writes RBC. However, this does not yet prove that the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 is more dangerous. WHO previously called it a threat to the world.
The doctor who predicted the appearance of the omicron strain named its symptoms, writes "Lenta". According to the head of the South African Medical Association, Angelique Kutz, omicron causes unusual but relatively mild symptoms in infected young people. This is severe fatigue, rapid pulse and increased body temperature.