Omicron “changes the pandemic situation”

The world used to be scared by the appearance of the Omicron variant at the end of November last year in South Africa but the situation changed only 2 months later, when Omicron became the dominant strain. Mr. Simon Williams, a researcher on public attitudes and behavior towards Covid-19 at Swansea University (UK), told … Read more

The world has recorded over 347 million cases of COVID-19

According to statistics site, as of 10pm on January 22 (Vietnam time), there were a total of over 347 million COVID-19 cases and 5.6 million deaths worldwide. The number of recovered cases is 276.9 million. A microscope image provided by the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases shows the SARS-CoV-2 virus in … Read more

Island countries “immune to Covid-19” cannot escape Omicron

( – The two island nations of Kiribati and Samoa in the Pacific Ocean have imposed a blockade and restriction order due to the Covid-19 epidemic. Radio New Zealand (RNZ) on January 22 said Kiribati imposed a blockade order after detecting a number of Covid-19 cases. Earlier this week, the first flight to Kiribati in … Read more

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Russia and Japan hit record highs

On January 22, Russia announced 57,212 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, surpassing the previous record high of 49,513 cases recorded a day ago, due to the spread of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV virus. 2. Medical staff take care of COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Saint Petersburg, Russia on … Read more

American expert: ‘In 2022, COVID-19 will not dominate our lives too much’

What the next chapter of the pandemic will look like and when it will arrive, that’s what American health experts are trying to figure out. Treating patients infected with COVID_19 at a hospital in Tarzana, California, USA. Photo: AFP/VNA Imagine the not-so-distant future when you can book a summer trip to Italy or don’t have … Read more

“Nearly impossible” comes a more severe variant than Omicron?

( – A molecular biologist said on January 21 that the Omicron variant had made it more difficult for the SARS-CoV-2 virus to create an even more serious strain. Mr. Fr. Nicanor Austriaco of OCTA Research explained that it is “less likely and almost impossible” that more severe variants emerge as five strains of Covid-19 … Read more

Omicron has “reached out” to remote island nations that are apparently immune to COVID-19

More than two years ago, when it hit almost every country in the world, SARS-CoV-2 seemed to “skip” some remote island nations in the South Pacific. Many island countries in the South Pacific, including Kiribati, are facing infections from Omicron. Photo: NYT The isolated geographical location along with tight entry control policies make countries in … Read more

How Omicron overloaded the hospital system in the US more than in the Delta era

There is ample evidence that Omicron causes milder disease than older strains. But the dizzying increase in the number of new infections has overwhelmed US hospitals and has had to accept a higher number of patients than previous peaks. An ambulance carrying a patient with COVID-19 is parked outside a hospital in Brooklyn, New York. … Read more

The world has recorded over 343.88 million cases of COVID-19

According to the statistics site, as of about 10 pm on January 21 (Vietnam time), a total of 343,883,914 cases of COVID-19 were recorded in the world, including 5,595,610 deaths. The number of recovered cases is 275,208,608 cases. A test site for COVID-19 in New York, USA, January 19, 2022. Photo: THX/VNA The United … Read more

The number of new cases in Japan, Russia and Poland continuously increased to a record high

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Japan announced on January 21 has surpassed 47,000, a new record high for the 4th day in a row amid the rapid spread of the Omicron variant in the country. People wear masks to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic in Osaka, Japan, January 18, 2022. Photo: Kyodo/VNA Tokyo capital … Read more