Coronavirus Omicron Variant: The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned many countries including India about the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron. This variant has been named ‘Variant of Concern’ by the World Health Organization (WHO). Along with this, advisory has also been issued. After which lockdown has been imposed in many countries. In India too, the rules are being tightened. Under this, RT-PCR test is being done at every airport for people coming from the concerned countries.
But, all kinds of rumors are spreading about the Omicron variant. For example, is the vaccine effective on this variant or not? Could this increase the number of deaths? Keeping all such questions in mind.newstrack‘ spoke to Dr. Sheetal Verma, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, King George’s Medical University (KGMU).
Dr. Sheetal Verma, Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, KGMU, said that “There is a lot of talk about the Omicron variant. It has been given a variant of concern by WHO. , Cvarity and it is protected by vaccine, nothing like this is documented anywhere. Just, some cases have come in South Africa.
In the rest, it has not been seen in any country that Omicron variant cases are increasing or patients are increasing. And in that it was found that 32 mutations have been observed. It is too early to say anything about it. Because, this news has spread very quickly to the people, so panic is being created.
‘Nobody knows anything about this virus’
Dr. Sheetal Verma said, “Nothing is known about it yet. Nothing is known about this virus by any Scientific Committee, South African Committee and WHO. The news spread very quickly about it without any basis. Apart from this, WHO also put it in the Variant of Concern very early.
He told that a virus was found in sequencing. After which the WHO issued an advisory. Whereas, till now no researcher in the world knows whether this virus is dangerous or not. This may or may not lead to an increase in deaths. Is the vaccine effective on this or not? This may or may not lead to an increase in deaths.
Keep following the corona protocol
Giving information, Dr. Sheetal Verma of KGMU said, “Common people should follow the Corona Protocol. There is no need to panic too much. The rules which he was following earlier, would be followed even further. Stay. Maintain social distance. Keep using mask (Covid-19 mask) and sanitizer.”
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