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Expert explains how we'll know if vaccines work against Omicron variant

Dr. Peter Hotez discusses the Omicron variant and when we'll know if vaccines are effective against it.

Posted: Nov 28, 2021 3:51 PM
Updated: Dec 1, 2021 9:00 PM


Nations around the world are racing to identify how many cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant they have, as fears over the new strain force governments to shutter borders and revisit restrictions.

The new mutation, which is potentially more transmissible, was first discovered in South Africa and has since been detected in several countries.

Here's a list of the places reporting cases so far. This will be updated.

Australia: 7 cases

Austria: 1 case

Belgium: 1 case

Botswana: 19 cases

Brazil: 2 cases

Canada: 6 cases

Czech Republic: 1 case

Denmark: 4 cases

France: 1 case (on Reunion Island)

Germany: 9 cases

Hong Kong: 4 cases

Israel: 4 cases

Italy: 9 cases

Japan: 2 cases

Netherlands: 16 cases

Nigeria: 3 cases

Norway: 2 cases

Portugal: 13 cases

Saudi Arabia: 1 case

South Africa: 77 cases

South Korea: 5 cases

Spain: 2 cases

Sweden: 3 cases

United Kingdom: 22 cases

United States: 1 case

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