World Desk, Amar Ujala, London
Published by: Sanjeev Kumar Jha
Updated Saturday, 18 December 2021 11:17 AM IST
In mid-November this year, scientists in Botswana, South Africa, discovered a new variant. Scientists have discovered many previously unseen mutations in spike protein. Within three weeks, the virus had spread to more than 80 countries and 15 states in the United States.
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Omicron, a new variant of the corona, is spreading rapidly around the world. In such a situation, researchers from many countries have started studies on it. Researchers are rapidly working to determine its severity. In the same vein, Imperial College research has revealed a lot of information that Omicron may be more severe than the Delta variant, as no evidence has yet been found that it is less intense. Researchers also say that cats need to be included in any precautionary measures against the virus. Apart from this, studies are also being conducted on the data of patients admitted to the hospital. An emergency meeting of ministers will be held in the UK today to review the latest Omicron data. Previously, Omicron was the government source calling it the most dangerous. The study found that booster shots of the corona vaccine could provide 85 percent protection against omicran and more than 90 percent protection against death.