- Good news has come from America amidst the growing threat on Omicron in the whole world including India.
- US doctor Anthony Fauci has said that this variant is less dangerous than the delta variant.
- At the same time, Singapore has said that preliminary data suggests that the risk of re-infection is high.
Good news has come from America amidst the growing threat on Omicron in the whole world including India. America’s top medical official, Dr Anthony Fauci, has said that early signs suggest it is probably less dangerous than the delta form of the virus. At the same time, Singapore has said that preliminary data suggests that the ‘Omicron’ form of Kovid-19 may be more contagious than its other variants ‘Delta’ and ‘Beta’. Not only this, the risk of re-infection can also be high.
Fauci, chief medical adviser to US President Joe Biden, has said that although the omicron form of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the country, early indications suggest that it is probably less dangerous than the delta variant of the virus. Due to Delta, the number of patients in US hospitals is continuously increasing. Dr Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that scientists need to gather more information before drawing conclusions about the severity of Omicron.
The first case of Omicron form was first reported in the world in South Africa. Reports from South Africa said that the hospitalization rate of people has not increased rapidly. Fauchi said the Biden administration was considering lifting travel restrictions imposed on the entry of citizens of other countries coming here from several African countries. “Hopefully we will be able to lift the ban in due course,” he said. We feel very bad about the hardships being faced by not only South Africa but other African countries.
Risk of reinfection from Omicron high: Singapore
Meanwhile, Singapore’s Health Ministry has said that preliminary clinical observations globally suggest that the ‘Omicron’ form of Kovid-19 may be more contagious than its other forms ‘Delta’ and ‘Beta’. It can also increase the risk of re-infection. “This means that people who have recovered from Kovid-19 are at a higher risk of re-infesting the Omicron variant,” Channel News Asia quoted the ministry as saying in its news on Sunday.
The initial confirmation of another person suffering from Omicron was reported in the city on Sunday. The person who was found to be possibly suffering from this form of the virus came here from South Africa on December 1 and was on the same plane which also had two other patients. This patient had also been vaccinated. On Sunday, 552 new cases of Kovid-19 were reported in Singapore and 13 patients died. The ministry said that over the past several days it had seen news from South Africa and other countries and actively engaged with experts in the affected countries to gather information.
‘The current anti-Kovid-19 vaccines will also work on the Omicron form’
The channel quoted the ministry as saying, ‘Studies are going on whether Kovid-19 vaccines are effective against the new form of the virus or not, but scientists around the world believe that the current anti-Covid-19 vaccine is also working on the Omicron form. and save people from getting seriously ill. Requesting eligible people to get vaccinated or get a booster dose, the ministry said that scientists strongly agree that doing so will protect against any current form of the virus or any other future form.
Singapore warns the world on Omicron