Since the new strain of Covid-19 has yet to be studied, experts say there is no need to be alarmed at this time. Health officials are concerned about the Omicron form of Covid-19 during the holiday travel season.
Omicron Covid Is Raising Concern During The Christmas Travel Season
There is no stopping the global spread of a new variant as soon as it has been found. According to Dr. Peter Hotez, director of the Baylor College of Medicine’s School of Tropical Medicine, the presence of Omicron in Europe is not always a bad thing. Also crucial to note is that there is no evidence that Omicron produces more severe sickness than any other variant.
Last Friday, the World Health Organization categorized the Omicron variation, which was detected for the first time in South Africa, as a variant of concern.
Many countries responded by imposing travel restrictions, including the United States, as a consequence. In addition to South Africa, the newly discovered variant has been detected in Australia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Israel, Italy, the Czech Republic, and Hong Kong.
Omicron has not been found in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Saturday. In contrast, Dr. Anthony Fauci said that he wouldn’t be surprised if the Omicron form had already arrived in the US on the media.
According to Fauci, when you have a highly transmissible virus, and travel-related cases have been detected in other regions of the globe, the virus almost surely travels throughout the world.
NIH director Dr. Anthony Fauci said that travel restrictions give health experts more time to research and understand the variance in a more meaningful capacity, including whether or not the current vaccines against Omicron are effective.
We may be able to avoid this with the immunizations we already use. It won’t be as bad as some had predicted, thanks to that. For Fauci, NBC, many things remain a mystery. There is no need for public concern, but it is essential that they know that the matter is being dealt with on time.
As of Saturday, government health specialists were still investigating Omicron, a highly modified strain of the virus, and it might be weeks before they know whether the public’s fears about the highly mutated variant are justified.
Thanksgiving weekend kicks off the holiday travel season in the United States, and the new strain of Ebola is raising concern because of the large number of travelers at airports.
According to the Transportation Security Administration, almost 2.3 million people were checked at airports around the country on Wednesday, making it one of the busiest days at the security checkpoints from March 2020.
This Wednesday’s traffic volume is 88% of what it was before the outbreak on the same Wednesday in 2019. In addition, the number of people tested on the same day last year was more than doubled.
They are worried about the Omicron coronavirus strain because of the enormous number of changes in the variation, which experts feel is unlikely to make it more contagious than the original novel coronavirus strain. On Saturday, Dr. Saju Mathew, a public health specialist, told the media that the first goal is to learn more about the disease’s variety and the several vaccines that are now available.