OMICRON (B.1.1.529) A NEW VARIANT OF CONCERN
On 26 November 2021, WHO (World health organisation) declared B.1.1.529 strain of covid-19, a “ VARIANT OF CONCERN”. It is named after the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet, on the advice of WHO’s Technical Advisory Group on Virus Revolution ( Label-VE) - "OMICRON".
Omicron was first detected in southern Africa on 24 November 2021. The first known Omicron verified infection was from a sample collected on 9 November 2021. In recent weeks, infections in southern Africa have increased acutely coinciding with the detection. Besides the countries of Africa, several other countries like Germany, Israel, Australia and others have detected cases of the Omicron variant.
It's described as the “utmost disquieting” variant of COVID-19 along with the encyclopedia, some of its dominating variants are:
ALPHA(B.1.1.7), which was first detected in Britain in late 2020.
BETA (B.1.351), was the first plant in South Africa in late 2020.
GAMMA (P. 1), was first hounded in Brazil in late 2020.
DELTA (B.1.617.2), was first determined in India in late 2020 and spread exponentially and has been proved to be one of the most fatal variants.
VARIANT OF CONCERN
During late 2020, the emergence of the variants of SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19, that posed an increased threat, WHO declared them as “VARIANT OF INTEREST” or “VOI” and the more worrying variants declared as “VARIANT OF CONCERN” or “VOC” to inform the response of variants which helps to get to know further of about them and how to annihilate them.
“CONCERN” in VARIANT OF CONCERN or VOC comprises three minatory parcels.
Escape from impunity cover of vaccination.
To Avoid the fight based on race, culture, socio background, nation and other factors, WHO decided to name the variants after the letters of Greek ABC, so the first one who finds them, won’t get stigmatised.
So, then we're going to talk about variants, and how variants will prove further fatal than their parents or from their original form.
A high number of cases increases the threat of mutations, mutations means revision or change in non-professional words. The more a contagion spreads, the further chance it has to be shifted.
Some mutations lead to new variants, a contagion change in a way that helps its survival. Scientists are particularly concerned about the changes to the shaft protein-the part that helps it enter mortal cells through angiotensin-converting enzyme or ACE2 receptors. Omicron, this variant of COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2 is fulfilling all the major enterprises of the scientists.
Omicron has a wide number of mutations.
Primary substantiation suggests an increased threat of reinfection.
As for testing, current SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostics continue (WHO).
Omicron has roughly 30 mutations on the shaft protein, the structure that superstuds the face of the contagion and enables it to lock on to and fit its genome into mortal cells and around 20 further mutations operate on other corridors of the contagion.
Sample, tested in Lancet Laboratory, all wear a large number of mutations, especially on the shaft protein.
Besides Omicron, Delta and the three other VOCs, and two lower variants of interest are further under monitoring.
“No Substantiation yet to prove Omicron oppressively Affecting Kiddies” Experts Reports quoted government counsel Wassila Jassat as saying, “The prevalence in those under 5 is now alternate loftiest, second only to those over 60. We’ve always seen children not being veritably heavily affected by the COVID epidemic. In the third surge, we saw more admissions in youthful children under 5 and teenagers, 15-19, and now, at the launch of this fourth surge, we've seen quite a sharp increase across all age groups, but particularly in under 5s.”
“Are children getting seriously infected? Right now we've no similar information,” Dr Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India".
According to biology we know that ACE2 receptors in children aren't likely advanced completely which help them to get infected from SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19, that’s why they were at low threat before the appearance of Delta or Omicron or other variants of SARS-CoV-2 or Covid-19 because these variants protein harpoons have 32 mutations, so it's relatively easy for them and enough ability to get attached themselves to children’s ACE2 receptors (lower protein) which makes children at high threat of getting infected. But there's no need to horrify and try to put fever and data out of each other.
“Not only is entry into the children’s cells more probable now, but they're also getting further infected because they weren't exposed to the contagion preliminarily. Children are getting infected but are they getting seriously infected? Right now we've no similar information. If children have the infection, they're being taken to the hospitals for a checkup and thus the figures are being reported. But till we know if they're getting seriously infected, we shouldn’t start to get too upset.”
Dr Srinath Reddy, President of Public Health Foundation of India.
OMICRON VARIANT’S SYMPTOMS
WHO classified symptoms in the four different orders, let’s talk about them …. one by one
Fatigue or frazzle.
LESS COMMON AND MAY AFFECT SOME CASES
Loss of taste or smell.
Conjunctivitis or red eyes.
Muscle or Common pain.
Different types of skin rash.
Nausea or vomiting.
Chills or dizziness.
SYMPTOMS OF SEVERE COVID-19 COMPLAINTS INCLUDE
The briefness of breath.
Loss of appetite.
Patient pain or pressure in the casket.
High temperature (above 180 degrees).
OTHER LESS COMMON SYMPTOMS ARE
More severe and rare neurological complications similar as strokes, brain inflammation, distraction and whim-whams damage.
Still, should, If anyone is passing any of the listed symptoms, must go for covid testing, which also formerly has mentioned over, “ SARS-CoV-2 PCR Diagnostics” and WHO also has handed the Standard Operating Protocols (Bribe), which must be demanded to be followed by each nation and individualities. On the sanctioned website of WHO, “@who. int”, a composition published on 28 November 2021, it's stated that, ''It isn't yet clear whether Omicron is more transmittable compared to other variants.” Studies are still going on. And also stated that “It isn't yet clear whether infection with Omicron causes more severe complaints compared to infection with other variants, including Delta.” So just follow the preventives and be safe and sound, no need to get worried or anxious.
There's no similar or defined or well stable, specific treatment for Omicron or COVID-19 or COVID-19’s variants. But according to medical authorities or history of former cases easily shows, that correct and on-time treatment against symptoms can most presumably stabilize the condition of cases, but the probability of getting completely recovered is veritably far from the prospects. Any person of any nation, race, culture, of any gender, of any colour, of any age, hails from any customs, or other factors which defines person, that person would die or get infected without progeny discerned based on the above-mentioned factors by COVID-19 or its variants like Omicron or Delta. So my dear compendiums and fellows please be apprehensive, be precautious, be calm, get vaccinated, have a healthy and balanced diet, make yoga or exercise or any kind of physical exertion an integral, for utmost, an introductory but essential part of life and most important stay youthful, energetic and have the good vulnerable system, not last nor least Keep smiling.