According to the consultants, the Omicron variant is claimed to trigger less extreme illness. However, folks should not cease taking precautionary measures, following Covid-19 protocols or getting vaccinated.
“It is too soon to tell if this variant is less severe even for the unvaccinated. We definitely are witnessing less severity of symptoms in vaccinated people, so it is extremely important to get the vaccine,” Tushar Tayal, Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Gurugram advised IANS.
“The majority of people are facing mild symptoms or are asymptomatic, but we still do not know the long-term side effects of this variant, therefore I would urge everyone to exercise caution and not take Omicron lightly at all,” Tayal added.
The South African examine, led by the National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NICD) within the nation, means that unvaccinated individuals who had been contaminated with the extremely-infectious Omicron variant are less more likely to fall critically in poor health, require hospitalisation or die in comparison with the earlier Covid strains.
The examine comes at a time when the Omicron variant is spreading like a wildfire throughout the globe, together with India. South Africa has witnessed the fourth wave which is now flattening.
“As far as whether this variant will lead to the third wave in India or not, I would say that with the spike of cases in the past two weeks, we are witnessing it now,” Tayal stated.
“But as compared to the last wave, we are seeing fewer hospitalisations,” he added.
Navneet Sood, Pulmonary Consultant from Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, New Delhi stated that if we do not take satisfactory precautions then we are going to for certain invite the third wave.
“Data from South Africa, the first country to have a major outbreak caused by the strain, has so far shown lower hospitalisation and death rates but it does not mean that people become careless,” Sood advised IANS.
“Masks are a must. Everyone must follow the covid-19 protocols seriously,” he added.
The South African examine in contrast 11,609 sufferers from the primary three Covid-19 waves with 5,144 sufferers from the brand new Omicron-driven wave.
The researchers discovered that eight per cent of sufferers died or had been hospitalised inside 14 days of testing constructive for Covid through the fourth Omicron wave, in comparison with 16.5 per cent within the first three Covid waves.
With a day by day improve of 5 per cent, India, up to now, has 6,041 confirmed circumstances of Omicron.