There is worldwide concern about the new variant Omicron of the corona virus, as well as many information about it are continuously coming to the fore. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that Omicron is faster than the delta variant of the corona virus and it reduces the effectiveness of the vaccine. However, it added that preliminary data suggest that the Omicron variant causes less severe symptoms.
In fact, the World Health Organization has stated in a brief on Sunday that preliminary evidence suggests that Omicron causes a ‘decreased effectiveness of the vaccine against infection and transmission’. But preliminary data shows that compared to the delta and other variants of Corona, this variant does not make people sick more and along with the symptoms, the infection has also been found to be less dangerous.
Even before this, an official of the World Health Organization had told that Omicron does not cause more serious illness. However, a lot of information is yet to be revealed about this rapidly mutating variant. But there is no indication that Omicron can beat all existing corona vaccines. At present, there is a need to be careful about whatever indications are being received regarding Omicron.
Omicron was first detected in South Africa. The study of its initial data shows that the corona vaccine is capable of providing some degree of protection, but after the latest update, the discussion has started once again about the effect of the vaccine on Omicron whether the vaccine can be used in this new form. Will there be an effect on the variant or not.
On the other hand, regarding the effectiveness of their vaccine against Omicron, BioNTech and Pfizer manufacturers recently said in an official statement that both doses of the vaccine develop antibodies slightly less. But with the third dose (booster shot), the antibody in the person’s body increases by 25 percent. Overall, as soon as the third dose of the vaccine is applied, antibodies are enabled to fight Omicron in the body.