Matthew Binnikar, director of clinical virology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, US, said it was too early to draw any conclusions. But it seems that the Omicron sub-variant BA.2.75 has a higher speed in India. Whether it will be able to surpass BA.5 or not is yet to be decided. Concerns about the new sub-variants have been raised by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi. Its scientific script Thukral said that new mutants have also been found in India. It is spreading faster than other variants. It has also been found in about 10 other countries, including Australia, Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada. Such cases have also been reported in America.
What is the effect of the vaccine on the new virus
Another concern about the new mutant is that it can neutralize the vaccine or antibodies made from the already existing corona. However, experts say that vaccines and boosters are still the best defense against severe COVID-19. However, some people are concerned that even the vaccine and booster dose did not prevent people from getting infected. Experts say this is true but what we have seen is that the death rate in hospital has come down significantly. As more people have been vaccinated, the effect of corona has also been seen less.
It may take several days to understand how much effect
Virologist Dr. Gagandeep Kang of Christian Medical College says that it may take several weeks to understand how much the new sub-variant of Omicrona can affect. The concern over the new variants requires that there is a constant need to track and trace the virus. Who is getting sick and how badly? All this is necessary. We still need to be careful.
Why is a booster dose necessary?
Seeing the danger of corona, recently, the difference between the second dose of corona vaccine and the precaution dose dose, which was 9 months, has now been reduced by three months. The Ministry of Health has also launched the Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 campaign for Corona Vaccine in all the districts of the country. Along with the Kovid vaccination centers, people’s homes are also being knocked. If it has been 6 months since the second dose of corona, then precaution dose or booster dose can be applied. 6 months for a booster dose is for people over 18 years of age.