Dr. Dhiren of Ganga Ram Hospital has said that the next 2 weeks are going to be very important. Take this period as personal lockdown. Young people have been affected by Omicron in South Africa.
Doctors expressed concern over Omicron’s entry in India
The new variant of Corona, Omicron Corona Variant has now knocked in India as well. Two cases of Omicron have been reported in Karnataka. Both the patients are being treated. In the meantime, instead of panicking, the doctor has asked to be alert. With this it has also been said that the coming two weeks are going to be very important.
Dr Naresh Trehan, Chairman-MD Medanta, The Medicity, said that we are in a very difficult situation because a new variant of Corona has been found which has more than 30 variants on the spike protein and more than 50 variants in the whole structure. He has said that two parts of the virus are of concern – infection and virus. The R0 factor can be 12-18 times or more. This means that it can be a very destructive spread. Right now, we don’t know the exact details.
Number of cases can double in a day
Dr Naresh Trehan further said, “We do not know how it will behave but if you look at the initial data from South Africa, it is known that the number of cases can double in a day. This is a truth that is alerting the whole world. We have to be alert but don’t panic. Vaccination is necessary.
Next 2 weeks very important
At the same time, Dr. Dhiren of Gangaram Hospital said that Omicron cases were expected to come in India. People in India need to remain calm and restrained but at the same time we have to be cautious. With our initial report, we can say that it is a mild virus as compared to other variants.
He further said, due to lack of awareness among people, asymptomatic cases spread rapidly. Vaccination will benefit all of us. The next 2 weeks are going to be very important. Take this period as personal lockdown. Young people have been affected by Omicron in South Africa.
On the other hand, Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia, has said that the WHO appreciates the countries that have been able to quickly detect and report cases of new variants.
Omicron variants contain a large number of mutations, some of which are of concern, he said. Researchers around the world are studying Omicron to better understand its transmittance, severity, and immunodeficiency abilities. Along with this, he also said that the two Omicron cases reported in India, which are the first two cases in the WHO South-East Asia region, were not unexpected considering the interconnected world.
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