According to Professor Ivane Chkhaidze, the Medical Director of the Iashvili Central Children's Hospital, the head of the National Technical Group for Immunization Advisers, the new strain of coronavirus is associated with serious dangers. He said in case of the spread of "Omicron," the cases of re-infection in the country will increase.
As Chkhaidze explains, this strain will become dominant in the country very soon.
"Omicron should be considered a serious threat. A few days ago, it was spread in 6 countries, and today it is already in 52 countries. This means that the number of infected people and the countries where this strain is spreading is growing very fast. In winter, especially in December-January, there is a peak increase in respiratory infections, which poses a threat. A new mutation will probably be observed in the country, which will further complicate the situation. December-January will probably be the hardest and most serious in the country during the whole 2-year pandemic," Chkhaidze said.