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The Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution met today to review what is known about the #COVID19 variant B.1.1.529.
They advised WHO that it should be designated a Variant of Concern.
WHO has named it Omicron, in line with naming protocols bit.ly/3r8YrEd

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The new #COVID19 virus variant - Omicron - has a large number of mutations, some of which are concerning. This is why we need to speed up our efforts to deliver on #VaccinEquity ASAP and protect the most vulnerable everywhere.
Please keep perspective. We have a new VOC Omicron, but do not forget that VOC Delta is dominant worldwide & people are drying unnecessarily because we do not have #VaccinEquity

We must ⬆️ vaccination among those most at risk in all countries & drive ⬇️ transmission everywhere.

In reply to @WHO
The designation of Variant of Concern means: 🔴 countries should share genome sequences 🔴 report initial cases/clusters to WHO 🔴 perform field investigations & lab assessments to understand impacts, epidemiology, severity, effectiveness of public health & social measures
Aw, nuts. Just when we’re so close!
In reply to @WHO
How long until we get variant Omicron Persei 8 pic.twitter.com/0lh1Q8cCeC
कोराना वायरस का Omicron वेरिएंट ख़तरनाक है।
El grupo asesor de OMS informa que variante B.1.1.529 es una Variante de Preocupación, denominada Omicron.
La variante presenta mutaciones, con evidencia PRELIMINAR que sugiere mayor riesgo de reinfección e incremento rápido de casos.
Se está estudiando impacto y proyección.
El grupo técnico asesor de la OMS denominó a la variante del #COVID19 B.1.1.529 como #Omicron y la clasificó como altamente transmisible y preocupante. Es urgente reforzar el uso del cubrebocas, esquemas de vacunación completos y hábitos de salud. #PonteVIVO @SESA_QROO
In reply to @carpe_diem0820
引き続き、WHOによるリスコミ 感染性、伝播性、重症度、検査診断試薬やワクチンへ影響等、オミクロンの評価を既に南アフリカ中心に実施中 日から週の単位の時間を要するが、結果が出れば直ぐに公表する マスク着用、手洗い、人混みを避け、適切な換気、ワクチン接種等、基本的な感染対策が継続最も重要
Omicron! Viel schöner als Nu, was ja manche vermutet hatten. Endlich ein Spitzname, nun bin ich offiziell einer der Großen! Danke 🤩

#B11529 #NuVariant #Omicron
The new #covidvariant is called Omicron. It's been classified as a variant of concern by TAG VE. More studies are needed to fully understand all its properties.
Meanwhile let's use the tools we have wisely
Omicron es la nueva variante del SARS-CoV-2, calificada como variante de procupación (VOC) detectada por primera vez en Sudáfrica.
In reply to @WHO
What happened to Xi? Why did you skipped Xi? Afraid of China?
Poleciłem @GIS_gov zwrócenie szczególnej uwagi w prowadzonych wywiadach epidemicznych na zagadnienie kontaktu z osobami wracającymi z Afryki - szczególnie RPA, gdzie mutacja odpowiada za 100% nowych zakażeń. Dodatnie próbki będą badane w laboratoriach pod kątem genomu wirusa
B.1.1.529 has been named by @WHO and designated a Variant of Concern

Nu too similar to English New so skipped to avoid confusion if future variants emerge
B.1.1.529 はオミクロンというラベルがついた VOC に👶
In reply to @WHO
4th wave doesn't succeed at India becuase it was a lie. So your next try is Africa, a whole continent. Good 4 U. U still can try Antartida. Maybe penguins is the new wave. OMG.
🧵 The World Health Organization has just designated #CovidVariant B.1.1.529 #B11529 a variant of concern. Its Greek name is #Omicron. Am I concerned? Yes. Do you need to do something different? It depends on what you are doing already. 1/X pic.twitter.com/GlRGQoJnPU
In reply to @WHO
After Omega, the variants need to be named after members of So Solid Crew. I already fear the Asher D Variant.
Update from @WHO on the B.1.1.529 variant - renamed Omicron - a "variant of concern"

I agree it takes time to understand if this will evade our current vaccines

But how do we have the gall to advise people to "wait their turn" to get a vax when we aren't providing them?!
The best way to keep people calm about this new variant is to give it a name like a baddie from a Transformers movie.
Here we go again. 2022 is ruined before it begins, just like 2020+2021. Back to restrictions, lockdowns, inhaling too much alcohol from sanitizers & wearing masks 24/7. Ugh. All plans ruined & canceled. #Gaza #Palestine
The new variant is called the Omicron and is considered a variant of concern. WHO acted quickly here. There have been few variants of concern, so the threat level here is presumably very high. The Omicron has been detected in Egypt. Let's stay safe everyone.
Omicron doesn't sound great whānau, kia mataara.
In reply to @WHO
It's all about the MONEY... It's all game plan, some of the big pharma guys and big countries involved in this. GOD will never forgive u guys.MARK MY WORDS
La nueva variante del sars cov 2, ya tiene nombre: Omicron.
Good call. Nu is a homophone for “new”, Xi is a very common name, and pronunciation of both not obvious.
La OMS ha nombrado a la variante B.1.1.529 Ómicron como variante de preocupación dada la cantidad de mutaciones (más de 30) que presenta asociadas a su capacidad de transmisión (mayor que delta) y de evación de inmunidad.

La pandemia aún no termina.
La @WHO da detalles sobre la nueva variante del SARS-CoV-2.
Se llama “Ómicron”.
La siguiente denominación que nos tendrá en vilo.
B.1.1.529. Omicron designada variant preocupant #COVID19. Això hauria d'agilitzar molt la informació i recerca per saber si realment és més contagiosa i quins són els seus efectes diferencials respecte variant delta.
All, please be aware. There's a lot of B.1.1.529 chatter, and here's the latest from the WHO: ⬇️
Ah, Omikron/Omicron statt Ny/Nu. Die WHO beliebt zu überraschen. 🙂
Und sie klassifiziert Omikron gleich als VOC (Variant of Concern), nicht nur als VOI (Variant of Interest).

⚠️ #Actualización

➡️La @WHO ha clasificado a la variante de SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 como variante de preocupación (VOC) asignándole la letra griega Ómicron (O)
WHO ตั้งชื่อไวรัส SARS-CoV-2* สายพันธ์ุใหม่ว่า Omicron (อักษรกรีก "Ο") และจัดเป็นสายพันธ์ที่น่ากังวล

*COVID-19 เป็นชื่อโรค ไม่ใช่ชื่อไวรัส
I'm not going to panic.
I'm not going to panic.
I'm not going to panic.
I'm not going to panic.
I'm not going to panic.
Thank you to scientists for all of their work on monitoring & detecting variants, & developing scientific advice, vaccines & treatments.
Όμικρον (Ο) λοιπόν θα λέμε τη νέα παραλλαγή. Προς το παρόν αυτό είναι το μόνο σίγουρο νέο. Υπομονή, εμβολιασμος και εγκαρτέρηση
🚨 The @WHO just classified the new #COVID19 strain detected in South Africa, called Omicron, as a variant of concern 👇
La variante B.1.1.529 o también llamada Omicron es una variante de preocupación. Se une a las otras VoC conocidas. #VariantOfConcern #Omicron
Variante #Omicron. Questo il nome assegnato dall'Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità alla nuova variante di #COVID19 che ha fatto scattare l'allarme in tutto il mondo. Vaccinatevi e siate prudenti
In reply to @WHO
The voice of good reason; America listen to it and don’t just pay lip service ; same applies to Canada and all other nations
In reply to @WHO
News of new Nu variant, but WHO is jumping the alphabet to call it Omicron, so they can avoid Xi. pic.twitter.com/P5nHm7Wh1m
Please get your boosters when available and abide by masking rules (it's okay to keep masking even if others aren't or it isn't required.)
ΟΜΙΚΡΟΝ είναι το όνομα που έδωσε ο who στην μετάλλαξη που ανακάλυψαν οι επιστήμονες της Μποτσουάνα.


είπε ο @whoκαι οι @thanosplevris @PrimeministerGR σφυράνε αδιάφορα
The Omicron Variant sounds like something Will Ospreay would call his new finisher
Omicron is the name of the new Variant

COVID -> Delta -> Omicron

If this becomes more of a global concern, this could completely change the outlook for 2022 Fed policy and economic projections

Long duration assets may catch a bid over value/cyclical
In reply to @WHO
I feel we live in a pandemic movie now 😢
Omicron is the name you give a supervillain. That seems appropriate given what I have read. Get your damn vaccine and wear your damn masks.
It was decided this morning, after WHO held a meeting that the new COVID variant in South Africa (B.1.1.529) has been named “Omicron.” It is a variant of concern and that has been reiterated by the naming of the variant. #GetVaccinatedNow
¡madre del redentor!

disfruten su próxima navidad y fin de año, pudiera ser el último.
Deeply concerning news. Crucial that everyone does their part: wear well-fitting masks, wash hands, physically distance, improve ventilation, avoid crowds, and get vaccinated. Equal access to vaccines, tests and treatments around the world absolutely critical.
This is what has caught my eye: “Preliminary” “increased risk of reinfection”.

I hope that the operant word is “preliminary”. pic.twitter.com/3gCUdMMC3f
In reply to @Ravisutanjani
Global Indices are down, Indian, Europe, US Stock Exchanges tanked due to global uncertainties. We have lost so many people to the deadly second wave and can’t afford any casualties. Refer to this Tweet by @WHO twitter.com/WHO/status/146…
B.1.1.529 heißt nun Omicron und gilt offiziell als besorgniserregend (Variant of conceern). Hier ein kurzer Überblick, was man bislang über Omicron weiß.
In reply to @JHillje
Die @WHO hat die neue Variante #Omicron genannt. #B11529
In reply to @WHO
Here's one for you. Let's name the #CURE "Enzolytics". This way we will be in line with naming protocols on both sides. @enzolytics $ENZC
Omicron isminde Dünya'nın sonunu getirecek kötü yaratık havası var umarım başarılı olur
Not gonna lie, as far as deadly pandemic variants go Omicron is a pretty cool name.

Also, that’s not good.
Aconsejaron a la OMS que debería designarse como una variante de preocupación.
La OMS lo ha nombrado Omicron, de acuerdo con los protocolos de nomenclatura bit.ly/3r8YrEd
BREAKING: WHO has designated the COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern. Its been named Omicron, following naming protocols:
In reply to @theoverview_
Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529): SARS-CoV-2 Variant of Concern #CovidIsNotOver #B11529 #Omicron
World Health Organization classifies B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern and names it 'Omicron'
Be cautious 🙏
Omicron sounds like an evil genius from a superhero movie. This just can’t be good.
#WHO ने नए वेरीयंट को आमिक्रॉन नाम दिया है। इसके बारे में वैज्ञानिक तेज़ी से जानकारी जुटा रहे हैं। मास्क पहनें, दूरी बनाए रखें, हाथ धोएँ, भीड़ में ना जाएँ,घरों में हवा आने दें और टीका ज़रूर लगाएं। हमारे पास यही बचाव के तरीक़े हैं, इनका दामन ना छोड़ें।
Cyber Monday sale…👇👇
Me cago en dios Omicron me dio por culo en los zombies de CoD y ahora me lo da en forma de variante del coviK
De V.O.C. verovert de wereld weer... #Omicron
In reply to @drannehuang
👇Excellent and timely risk communication by @mvankerkhove On the newly designated Variant of Concern (SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529) given the Greek alphabet name #Omicron by @WHO today. #SARSCoV2 #B11529 #VOC #OmicronVariant #COVID19
Die Variante heisst also Omicron.
In reply to @WHO
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