Omicron and other COVID-19 variants of concern – where are we now?
All viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 mutate over time naturally. Many of these changes do not have much impact on the virus’ properties. However, with time and due to various contributing factors, some changes may result in altered characteristics of the virus including its ability to spread, ability to cause severe disease, performance of vaccines, drugs and diagnostics, as well as other public health and social measures.
This webinar aims to discuss COVID-19 Variants of Concern (VOC), with particular focus on Omicron and the risk of new VOC emerging and measures in place to continue monitoring for their emergence in Africa.