The entire globe is facing the wrath of corona virus, with the vaccination, the whole world was thinking that we could defeat the virus overall, but that hope now seems to have shattered because of Omicron, a new Variant of Corona virus that is creating a tsunami in government and people worldwide, this new variant spreads more quickly and WHO has said that this virus will cause more death than the older variant. This is why many experts’ professionals were asking governments all across the globe to vaccinate people all around the world fully. Unless and until every individual on the planet is vaccinated, the new variant will keep popping up due to mutations. The other aspect of this virus is that people and scientists have very little knowledge about this mutation virus. If you are one of those who fear this virus, this content will help you further understand the virus.
Will the Vaccines Still Work?
Most vaccine manufacturers are cautiously optimistic and have claimed that the vaccine is effective on the new variant; also, data shows that vaccines have continued to provide very high levels of protection against new mutation. There is no evidence till now that confirms any vaccine evasion. With all that said, one thing to note is that we don’t have enough data when it comes to the new variant. We all have to wait a while to have conclusive data for complete data.
As mentioned above, we have limited data for this new variant. However, some research suggests that it has milder Covid symptoms with certain exceptions. This variant was first spotted in Africa, one of the poorest countries in the world and the doctor who spotted this said that this new variant has very mild symptoms such as fatigue, scratchy throats, and there is no loss of smell and taste. All this have raised the concern about vaccine boosters, and you may be thinking about what a vaccine booster is? We will discuss that down below:
What are vaccine boosters?
Vaccine boosters are additional doses given to people other than the normal Covid vaccines. This booster has been gaining popularity because the effect of the Covid vaccine phases out with time. Therefore, to protect society and the people, we need to get vaccine boosters so that the impact of the vaccine remains prevalent. If you are fully vaccinated, there is a maximum probability that you are immune from the virus in totality.
The boosters are getting all the buzz because the world is afraid of the other outbreak. The world is not ready to face the lockdown again. Therefore, everyone is trying to take all the necessary precautions to avoid the same scenario again. Also, you may know that for many cases of flu and other types of viruses, we receive vaccines annually. This helps our immune system remember the antigens and is always ready to deliver a required response to counter the virus.
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