The spread of the new variant of the virus, Omicron, is increasing day by day. Several healthcare professionals have cautioned the government and citizens to take precautionary steps to minimize the effects of the virus. Fully vaccinated individuals should receive covid booster shots immediately to enhance their immunity against the virus. CNN reports that it has spread worldwide within two weeks after the first case involving Omicron and is now a dominant variant in South Africa. The traces of the new variant has been found in more than twenty countries across the world at present.
The Effect Of Delta Variant Still Prevails
The US citizens are still suffering from the effects of the delta variant. In such a scenario, the arrival of a new variant aggravates the severity of the situation and can create panic among the citizens. The hospitals in the US have witnessed a continuous increase in cases that involve the delta variant.
CNN reports that doctors don’t have much information about the Omicron variant. They feel that the Covid booster shots are the best bet in the battle against the new variant. Several reasons and evidence can prove that booster shots can be highly effective against the virus. The booster shots have been effective against the new variants, and they can also minimize the hazardous effects of the new variant.
The Genetic Variations Make Omicron Immune To Vaccine
CNN quoted Dr. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and infectious diseases. He said, “We know from experience that even with variants that are not specifically directed at by the vaccine, such as the Delta variant if you get the level of antibody high enough, the protection spills over to those variants.”
Dr. Francis Collins, the US National Institutes for Health director, said that the Omicron variant would have had spread in the US.
CNN quoted Follins, who said,” We do believe that this variant, which will probably come to our shores and will also be something vaccines and boosters can help you with. It has a lot of mutations, more than 50.”