Corona’s third wave raises concerns, declares state of emergency in New York

New York: New York Governor Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of a possible Covid-19 outbreak this winter, as new identities of the already-spreading Delta and coronaviruses The last Omicron variant has raised concerns.

The announcement, effective December 3, will allow the state to get supplies to fight the epidemic, increase hospital capacity and fight potential staff shortages. . It will also allow the state health department to limit non-essential procedures in hospitals.

Hochul said, "We’re seeing signs of a Spikes warning this coming winter, and while a new Omicron variant is yet to be discovered in New York State, it’s coming."

The move comes hours after the governor said his office was closely monitoring the new look, which was the first of its kind in South Africa earlier this week.

The variant includes about 50 mutations from the original SARS CoV-2 virus that appeared in China in 2019, including more than 10 spike proteins that allow the virus to reach human cells.

On Friday, the World Health Organization named the new strain a “concern.” But it remains to be seen whether it will spread globally – or dodge the immune response to previous infections or vaccinations.

Appealing, noting that less than 10 percent of adults in the state did not take at least one shot.

He said, "Vaccination remains one of our greatest weapons in the fight against the epidemic, and I encourage every New Yorker to get vaccinated, and get a booster if you are fully vaccinated."


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