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A New Face of COVID-19 - Things You Must Know About Omicron

  • Dr. Pravin Jain
  • November 30, -0001

The coronavirus, since its genesis, has been a major threat to the world causing many people to lose their lives. However, optimal treatment, necessary precautions and the introduction of vaccines have been a silver lining in the testing times. They have contributed to reducing the number of cases significantly. However, the virus tends to come in variants and the current variant that has got the world worried is Omicron.

We at HomoeoCARE request you to not let your guard down. Take the necessary precautions and avail online homeopathy consultation if you experience any symptoms or wish to get treated for any other issue.

Let us know more about the new variant:

What is it?
The Omicron variant has been labelled by WHO as a variant of concern as it has multiple mutations that may alter the way it behaves. There is still a lot of research undertaken to understand Omicron’s severity, reinfection risk and transmissibility.
 
How did it develop?
For a virus as widespread as the corona, the chances for its mutation increases exponentially. The more opportunity the virus gets to spread gives it more chances to undergo changes and thus result in new variants. Omicron is a reminder that COVID is not over and everyone should be taking the necessary precautions and vaccines.
 
Is Omicron more acute than the previous variants?
As per initial findings, it is suggested that as compared to Delta, Omicron is less severe, however, more data is required to confirm the same. It’s imperative to remember that all Covid-19 variants can cause severe diseases and even death. This is why it’s important to minimise the spread of the disease and the risk of exposure.
 
How contagious is Omicron?
The Omicron variant is spreading at a faster rate as compared to the other variants. It is believed by the WHO on the basis of a research that Omicron will supersede the Delta variant in terms of transmission.
 
What are the symptoms of Omicron?
There is no particular information to state that Omicron causes other symptoms than COVID-19.
A COVID Symptom Study run by health and science company Zoe and King’s College London released data that illustrated cold-like symptoms were reported by a majority of people with the Omicron variant. Headache, runny nose, sneezing, fatigue and sore throat were the top five symptoms as per the data released.
 
What tests can detect the Omicron variant?
PCR and antigen based rapid diagnostic tests continue to detect the presence of COVID-19 including Omicron.
 
How to protect yourself and your family from the Omicron variant?
  • Wear a mask.
  • Maintain social distance.
  • Wash hands.
  • Avoid crowded spaces and poorly ventilated areas.
  • Open windows to improve ventilation.
  • Get vaccinated.

To combat viruses, it’s essential to not just take precautions but also keep your health in check and to make your immunity stronger. Dr Pravin Jain - one of the finest homeopathy doctors in Dadar, Mumbai offers the best offline and online homeopathy treatment for you to stay fit even in such difficult times.

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