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Von der Leyen on Omikron: It's a Race Against Time

Von der Leyen on Omikron: It’s a Race Against Time

She asked people to be vaccinated and to follow precautions.

Riga. The European Commission president called it a “race against time” on Sunday. Ursula von der Linova Global efforts to understand the novel coronavirus variant Omicron If necessary, modify the existing Vaccines So that it is effective against this variable.

She said this during her visit Lithuania, writes AFP.

“We know it’s a race against time,” von der Leyen said. “It takes two to three weeks for scientists and vaccine manufacturers to get a full picture of the characteristics of mutations in this variant.”

At the same time, she called on the public to take precautionary measures to give scientists enough time to explore and understand the new option.

In addition, I asked people to vaccinate, they were wearing drape Respirators and kept a distance.

According to Von der Leyen, the European Commission’s summer contract with Pfizer-BioNTech to provide 1.8 billion doses of the vaccine includes a clause in the event a “coronavirus escape variant” is discovered that could evade vaccination immunity.

She added that the clause states in the contract that “if the coronavirus variant changes to an escape variant … the Pfizer-BioNTech consortium is able to adapt its vaccine to it within 100 days.”

The new omikron variant was first reported this week by From the Republic of South Africa (vessel).

Since then, it has been reported in other countries in South Africa, Hong Kong, Israel, Belgium and Germany, Italy in Britain. Several countries are currently taking travel measures to prevent the spread of this option.

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