World's Top 3: Studies on the Omicron to the Case of Elizabeth Holmes

World's Top 3: Studies on the Omicron to the Case of Elizabeth Holmes

Top 3 in the world on January 4, 2022, in the first place is news about studies related to the new variant of Covid-19, Omicron. A study conducted by researchers in Denmark found the omicron variant was more able to penetrate human immunity, than the delta variant.

In second place in the world's top 3, is the decision of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who will not tighten Covid-19 prevention rules. The reason is, because the Omicron variant is much lighter than the previous Covid-19 variant.

1.Omicron Variant is More Immunity Penetrating Vaccinated Persons Than Delta

A Danish study last week found that the coronavirus variant, omicron, had a better ability to penetrate the immunity of people who had been injected with the coronavirus vaccine, than the Delta variant. This is one of the reasons why Omicron spreads faster.

Since the discovery of the highly mutated Omicron variant in November last year, scientists have been racing to find out whether Omicron causes only mild symptoms and why it appears to be more contagious than the previously predominant Delta variant.

A virus can be more contagious for several reasons, such as the time it stays in the air, its ability to attach to cells, or the immune system's evasion.

2. Milder Omicron Variant, Boris Johnson Ensures No New Restrictions

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that he will not impose new restrictions on the UK. Because the symptoms of the Omicron variant are much lighter than the previous Covid-19 variant.

Despite a huge spike in infections, Boris Johnson has so far resisted imposing new restrictions on the UK, which accounts for more than 80 per cent of the UK population.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, which apply their own rules, have imposed several new restrictive measures.

3.Elizabeth Holmes, Founder of Startup Theranos who scammed big-time investors

A San Jose, California, jury found Theranos founder, Elizabeth Holmes, guilty of defrauding investors in the startup she founded for blood tests. On Monday, January 3, 2022, Hormes was convicted on 4 of the 11 charges leveled against him.

Holmes was convicted of fraud and conspiracy against investors, but acquitted of three counts of defrauding patients who paid for Theranos tests and of conspiring. The jury was unable to decide on three matters concerning the other individual investors.

Prosecutors said Holmes, 37, deceived private investors between 2010 and 2015 by convincing them that Theranos' tiny machine could run tests with just a drop of blood from a finger prick.