Why Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant is a worry?

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By Dr Harold Gunatillake

We must live with Covid and the Omicron scare, and why?
This is supposed to be a cluster outbreak and a real resurgence and starting of a 4th wave.
The fear is also there that these mutant variations can evade some of the immune protection afforded by vaccines, based on the original spike proteins like Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines.

On November 16, 2021, there were 136 daily recorded cases of COVID-19 infections from this variant in South Africa and by 25th of same month the numbers had increased to 1,200.

This variant is now spread to Hongkong, Europe, Canada, Israel, Japan, and the United States and Australia.
Let us discuss the basics of the spike protein that is causing havoc within our body cells, resulting in multiple copies through a process of mutation.

Let’s watch the video …

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