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Strategies & Market Trends : World Outlook

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From: Les H11/26/2021 10:27:00 PM
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'It's a storm in a teacup': South African medics try to calm fears over 'Omicron' - the new Covid variant threatening Christmas - as Europe's first case is found in Belgium and EU and US BAN travel from southern Africa
Belgian officials said the case was detected in an unvaccinated young woman who had returned from Egypt
It is the first case to be detected in Europe, and suggests B.1.1.529 may already be seeded around the world
Passengers trying to land in Holland after a long haul flight from South Africa were kept on tarmac today
Stark contrast to UK, where passengers flew into Heathrow and mingled with others, were not tested for virus
Health Secretary Sajid Javid warned the new variant showed the pandemic was 'far from over'
By LUKE ANDREWS HEALTH REPORTER and JAMES TAPSFIELD, POLITICAL EDITOR and DAVID WILCOCK, WHITEHALL CORRESPONDENT and JOE DAVIES FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 03:54 EST, 26 November 2021 | UPDATED: 16:38 EST, 26 November 2021

dailymail.co.uk

'But for now, it is a storm in a tea cup, we have only become aware of this viral mutation ... in the last week.

'So far what we have seen are very mild cases, so I'm not sure why we are all up in arms.'

Anybody who's vaccinated is still protected almost 90 percent at six months against hospitalization and death. Until there's more data next year as the vaccination programs run past one year, we won't know how long till the protection runs out.
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