Omicron variant: Is it a panic button?

Omicron, a newly discovered variant of the coronavirus, uses the spike protein to get attached to our cells and infect us. It has a huge potential to evade our immune system. In some part of Africa, the infection rate remains quite high. The scientific studies are ongoing to know more about this variant. At the moment, the information about Omicron is merely based on theories and assumptions.


The major fear of the physicians and researchers is that the Omicron infected people may not get recovered from the current treatment practices. However, the scientists urged people not to panic and face the situation with extreme caution. Initially, no deaths have been reported due to this variant. In the past few weeks, some reports came in which people died of this virus like a 74-year-old man in Rajasthan, India.


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