Covid-19 has had such a huge blow on the world since its outbreak in December 2019 .With time Covid-19 has mutated five other different variants: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Omicron. Omicron Blow and The New Year Celebrations – Docsun Computation MedLab. The latest variant is the Omicron variant which has affected most countries since its first detection in South Africa this year. Omicron variant is different from all other variants as it has the power to spread more fast. Effects of the Omicron variant are different globally:
Omicron effects in Africa
Just like all other continents Africa too has had her own taste on the Omicron variant as it first mutated in South Africa. Cases of the Omicron variant have been reported by up to nine African countries which include :South Africa, Uganda, Botswana, Mozambique, Ghana ,Namibia, Senegal, Nigeria and Zimbabwe. South Africa continues to be the leading country with Omicron cases in Africa. People are still being advised to get vaccinated and use surgical masks.Covid-19 Omicron Variant in Africa – Docsun Computation MedLab
Little is known about Omicron but scientists are still trying to study the behavior and effects of the virus on people. Important information known about the Omicron variant indicates current vaccines are still effective in reducing severe illness, hospitalization and death caused by the virus. The spread of the Omicron variant might be a little overwhelming to their health sector incase of an increased number of infected people. lucky enough African countries are less affected with the Omicron variant.
African countries are reporting lesser cases as time goes on, the wave of the variant seems to be flattening. The World Health Organization said that the Omicron variant wave in Africa has been the shortest recorded wave ever. Over the past few weeks African countries like kenya have recorded a fourteen percent decline in infections. In South Africa where the first Omicron case was reported there has been a nine percent fall in weekly infections.
Omicron effects in the USA
Omicron variant with its high spreading ability has also spread to the parts of the United States of America and has caused a lot of health threats. Some states have been affected more than other states. With rising reports of the Omicron cases in the US most flights have had to be counselled as an increased number of airline workers and flight attendants have tested positive while more citizens are still in line for testing. Docsun Biomed Report on Omicron Variant in the United States – Docsun Computation MedLab
Omicron variant has disrupted a lot of normal activities: school’s no longer have physical classes and have switched to online classes, health centers like pharmacies have been closed temporarily. Transportation has also been affected this has caused a decline in grocery products rending shelves in stores empty. For the first time in the US blood donations levels are dropping and their hospitals are becoming overwhelmed. US president Joe Biden stated out that businesses and schools should be open despite experts warnings and fear if the variant might be overcome without any Covid-19 measures.
Omicron variant effects in India
Like other countries India has also received her share of the Omicron variant in her soil. In India the wave begun around the twenty eighth of December last year. It is reported that close to three hundred and fifty four people in India have lost their life’s due to Covid-19. Cases of Covid-19 have been triggered by the spread of the Omicron variant. Citizens in India are being advised to adhere to Covid-19 measures as a way of fighting against the variant.
Other countries are also battling with the Omicron variant which seems to be taking its routes . It is advisable that we all follow all the Covid-19 measures given to us by health authorities and institutions as a way of fighting the virus.