MU Health Care Updates Public On Latest Developments With Omicron Variant


MU Health Care is updating the public on the latest developments with the COVID-19 omicron variant during a press conference yesterday (Monday) afternoon.

According to vaccine co-chair Laura Morris when the the new variant is detected in Missouri, we will hear from the state, and MU Health Care will be able to coordinate efforts for testing and for sequencing.

The omicron variant has 26 unique spike mutations, compared to 10 in the delta variant.

Morris stated that MU Health Care needs more time to see how patient’s symptoms play out with the new virus and expects the variant to be in the United States and Missouri sooner than later.