In India, 415 confirmed cases of Omicron variant have been recorded from 17 states and union territories, with Maharashtra leading the way.
According to a researcher who discovered the Omicron version, India may see an increase in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases as a result of the new variety, but infection will be moderate in most people, as seen in South Africa. Dr. Angelique Coetzee told PTI news agency that existing Covid-19 vaccines will considerably aid in the reduction of the Omicron variant’s spread, but that unvaccinated people are at 100% risk. She claims that persons who have been vaccinated or have natural protection from a previous infection will disseminate the viral strain to fewer people, while those who have not been vaccinated would potentially spread the virus to everyone.
“Existing vaccines would greatly help to reduce the spreading,” Coetzee said, according to PTI. “We know that if you are vaccinated or have a previous history of being infected by Covid, you will spread the virus only about 1/3 of the time, whereas unvaccinated people will potentially spread the virus 100% of the time.”
Coetzee, who is also the president of the South African Medical Association, dismissed expert predictions that the Covid-19 would be phased out in favour of a weaker Omicron form. According to PTI, she believes the ongoing pandemic will be tough to terminate soon, and that it may become endemic shortly.
“India will experience an increase in Omicron-driven Covid-19 cases, as well as a high incidence of positive. But, fortunately, the vast majority of cases will be as minor as those we are witnessing in South Africa “PTI cited her as saying.
According to new study Omicron has cold-like symptoms and appears to be infected with parainfluenza.
In India, 415 confirmed cases of Omicron variant have been recorded from 17 states and union territories, with Maharashtra leading the way. Several states have declared further measures, including night curfews, to combat the spread of the strain of concern.
According to the South African expert, Omicron assaults “warm bodies” and infects children.
“… for the time being, Omicron is not a threat, but it is rapidly spreading, with a high infectivity rate and fewer serious cases in hospitals. The virus’s main objective is to infect and survive in a warm body. Yes, children are infected, but they recover in five to six days on average “she stated