WHO emergency committee calls for more sequencing to fight more contagious variants

Geneva | The World Health Organization (WHO) emergency committee on Friday called on the international community to expand genome sequencing of the more contagious variants of the new coronavirus that raise fears of a resurgence of the pandemic.

Regarding variants, the Emergency Committee called for a global expansion of genomic sequencing and data sharing, as well as greater scientific collaboration to deal with “the serious unknowns” that remain, it said. organ of the WHO, which met the day before.

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