Chinese scientists: Omicron may have evolved from mice

In a new study, Chinese scientists said the Omicron variant may have infected mice to humans. Some scientists think that Omicron evolved in mice before infecting humans again. Photo: AP According to the Daily Mail (UK), the origin of Omicron – the latest variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus – remains a mystery to experts. However, … Read more

Omicron survives on human skin and plastic longer than previous variants

Japanese researchers have found that the Omicron variant can survive on human skin and plastic surfaces longer than previous variants. Illustration: Deseret News According to Reuters news (UK), scientists say that high “environmental stability” – Omicron’s ability to sustain infection – may be a factor in helping the new variant overtake Delta as the dominant … Read more

Many people have the virus but test negative

A new study has just been published in The International Journal of Infectious Diseases (International Journal of Infectious Diseases) said that up to 13% of people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 continued to have the same infection after more than 10 days. Additionally, the researchers found clinically significant levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus over 68 … Read more

Questions to ask about the sublineage of the Omicron . variant

The subline of the Omicron variant, identified as BA.2 was included by the UK health security agency (UKHSA) as a “variant under investigation” (VUI), while international data suggest the line This variant can spread relatively quickly. Medical staff treat COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Cambridge, England. Photo: AFP/VNA According to UKHSA, in the first … Read more

Many essential services in the US and Sweden are overloaded due to the Omicron variant

Medical services in the US and many essential services in Sweden are being overwhelmed by the rapidly spreading wave of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the COVID-19 epidemic. Health workers give people a COVID-19 vaccine in Sollentuna, Sweden. Illustration: AFP/VNA Sharing with the press on January 19, Dr. James Samuel Pope, … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022 3rd Qualifier: Continued efforts but faced difficulties due to COVID-19

After a series of journeys at the AFF Suzuki Cup 2020, the Vietnamese team continues to return to the training trajectory, towards the next goal of the matches in the 3rd Qualifier of the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Asia. Players of the Vietnam Team. Photo (documentary): The Vu/VNA Before returning to My Dinh’s home … Read more

The COVID-19 epidemic is complicated in Mexico and Brazil

Mexico and Brazil have recorded the highest number of new cases and deaths from COVID-19. Treating patients with COVID-19 at a hospital in Mexico City, Mexico. Photo: AFP/VNA Data from the Mexican Ministry of Health showed that on January 18, the country recorded the highest number of new COVID-19 cases per day since the outbreak, … Read more

The ‘sad record’ of the COVID-19 epidemic in many countries around the world

The COVID-19 epidemic continues to develop complicatedly in Israel, France, Germany and Venezuela. Health workers give people a COVID-19 vaccine in the city of Modiin, Israel on January 12, 2022. Photo: THX/VNA Israel’s Health Ministry said on January 18 that the country recorded 65,259 new cases of COVID-19 – the highest number of daily statistics … Read more

Sweden abolishes the requirement for visitors to present negative test papers

On January 18, the Swedish Government said that travelers will no longer have to present a negative test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus when entering the country. Do exit procedures at Stockholm international airport (Sweden). Documentary photo: VNA broadcasts In a statement, the Swedish government said: “Travelers are no longer considered a threat to the spread … Read more

Forecasting the future of the pandemic after Omicron

Scientists warn that after Omicron there may be another worrying variant, at a time when the level of Covid-19 infection is increasing in many places. Since its appearance in November 2021, the Omicron variant has been recorded in at least 149 countries around the world with an alarming level of spread, according to Reuters. Compared … Read more