Indian sub-continent is in the middle of a third severe wave of Corona virus pandemic with India recording more than three lakh, seventeen thousand new cases in last twenty four hours. In the meantime whole the world is fighting a new variant of corona virus called “Omicron”. Emerging first from South Africa, doctors believed it to be the toughest and the deadliest of all the variants that we are accustomed with, till now. In the beginning of Omicron, Experts believed that this variant of the corona virus is going to be the deadliest and toughest to control but nature had an altogether different game plan in store.
Though the experts are divided, whether Corona can be more challenging to bring under control, but some of the researches carried so far on this variant of the virus have suggested that this variant is going to prove “a blessing in disguise”. Some experts believe that corona spreads faster that the other previous variants of the virus but it has so far behaved so moderately that we have had very lesser deaths because of it than other variants. Doctors association of Kashmir president yesterday in a video message said that “patients infected with Omicron have lesser problems than those infected with other Covid variants and this has resulted in lesser people in need of hospitalization. He said that death rate among Omicron infected people is very less as compared to other corona variants”.
Research in a Japan university has shown that patients with even co morbidities have had lesser problems with omicron as Omicron is unable to infect lungs with the intensity as other variants can do and hence this variant is acting like an immunity booster in the infected people. Dr. Monica of California University is of the view that until a new variant emerges that is more virulent or immune-evading; Omicron appears to be the variant that will take us from pandemic to endemic. There are a number of expert versions with regard to the positive aspects of Omicron virus and all of them suggestion that Omicron virus has the capacity to develop herd immunity and can prove to be a blessing in disguise.