WHO data showed, during the week 3 – 9 January 2022, new COVID-19 cases increased markedly by 55%. (REUTERS)

Regarding information on Omicron! High well being knowledgeable shares essential information amid COVID surge. Learn right here


In a ‘Regarding Information’ on Omicron, US-based prime infectious illness knowledgeable Dr Faheem Younus on Friday identified that if you’re beforehand contaminated with COVID that doesn’t present you any safety in opposition to the coronavirus variant. You’ll be able to nonetheless get re-infected. 

Nonetheless, those that have had COVID and in addition taken vaccines in opposition to the virus have a a lot decrease probability of catching the variant. “Large potential destructive implications for nations who suffered mass casualties attributable to delta,” he provides. 

This comes at a time when the world is witnessing an enormous COVID surge, even these nations that have been vastly devasted by the Delta variant. As per World Heath Organisation information, throughout the week 3 – 9 January 2022, new COVID-19 circumstances elevated markedly by 55%.

All nations reported a pointy surge in infections besides Africa Area, which in actual fact confirmed an 11% drop. The very best numbers of latest circumstances have been reported from the US (4,610,359 new circumstances; a 73% improve), adopted by France (1,597,203 new circumstances; a 46% improve), and the UK (1,217,258 new circumstances; a ten% improve). 

Together with the put up, the pinnacle of infectious ailments on the College of Maryland, shared information that confirmed, throughout the COVID pandemic, a number of new viral variants have emerged, owing to which the virus grew to become very contagious. Nonetheless, immune escape was not noticed and vaccines remained efficient. 

However, “…the omicron variant is extra probably than earlier variants to trigger reinfection suggests some stage of immune escape,” the examine mentioned. 

The omicron variant has already change into the dominant variant in lots of nations and is inflicting appreciable sickness and dying, though presumably to a considerably lesser extent than earlier variants, it reads

Though receipt of a 3rd dose (booster) of the vaccine could improve the extent of cross-neutralizing antibodies to the omicron variant, on the idea of the information from the current examine, the speedy improvement of latest, variant-adapted vaccines is warranted, it additionally mentioned. 

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