Omicron Variant: What we know about the new coronavirus variant

On November 26, 2021, the World Health Organization identified another variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, B.1.1.529, known as Omicron. The variant was first identified in Botswana and South Africa, then caused an alarming surge in new cases in more than 110 countries worldwide. According to scientists, the variant is a product and combination of more than 50 mutations, and such mutations are in the...