IHU variant | When to get admitted I Booster dose #OMICRON | Summary and Q&A

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January 6, 2022
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IHU variant | When to get admitted I Booster dose #OMICRON

TL;DR

The O Micron variant is increasing in India, and measures need to be taken to prevent overwhelming the healthcare system.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is the IHU variant, and how does it compare to O Micron?

The IHU variant, identified in France, is similar to O Micron but seems to be less harmful. It has not outcompeted O Micron in terms of transmission.

Q: Why is O Micron more concerning than Delta?

O Micron is more infectious than Delta, with the potential to infect up to ten people. This increased infectivity rate can overwhelm the healthcare system, even if the severity is lower.

Q: What measures has the Indian government taken to address the O Micron surge?

The Indian government, particularly in Tamil Nadu, has implemented lockdowns and curfews to prevent the spread of O Micron during the festive period.

Q: Why has the rollout of booster doses been delayed in India?

The Indian government has announced that booster doses will start from January 10th, but this delay is concerning given the availability of booster doses in other countries.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The IHU variant has been identified in France, but it is not as concerning as the O Micron variant.

  • The O Micron variant is more infectious than the Delta variant, leading to increased transmission.

  • The severity of O Micron may be less than Delta, but it can still impact the healthcare system and lead to mortality.

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