Omicron, a new corona virus subtype, has sparked alarm around the world. The new variation has knocked or is standing at the mouth of the wave of illness in numerous nations. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported on Saturday that Omicron cases are doubling every two to three days, particularly in locations where the disease is spreading locally. In addition, following the confirmation of the novel Omicron form of Kovid 19 in the Southeast Asian region, WHO emphasised the urgent need to expand public health facilities and implement societal measures to limit the disease’s spread.

Countries may avoid the spread of Omicron by taking specific health and social measures, according to Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director of the WHO South-East Asia Region. In a statement, he said, “Our attention should remain on the safety of those who are most at risk.”

The threat posed by Omicron is predicated on three key questions

The threat posed by Omicron is dependent on three key factors: its prevalence, the effectiveness of vaccines against it, and the contagiousness of the Omicron form in comparison to other forms. “So far, we know that Omicron appears to propagate faster than the delta form,” Singh added. Infection incidences have surged worldwide in recent months due to the delta nature of the virus.

‘Omicron should not be taken for granted,’ says WHO

According to him, data from South Africa appears to be raising the danger of re-infection with the Omicron type. However, there is a scarcity of information on Omicron’s critical disease. “We are expected to acquire further information in the coming weeks,” the WHO source said. “Omicron is not something to be taken lightly.” He believes that, even if the patients do not become more critically ill, the sheer number of cases will put a strain on the health-care system. As a result, he says, health-care capacity, particularly ICU beds, oxygen supply, and adequate health-care professionals, must be reviewed and strengthened at all levels.

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