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Omicron Variant

  Dec 17, 2021

Omicron Variant

Q Why is it in News ?

A A new lineage of SARS-CoV-2 has been designated as a Variant of Concern (VoC) by the World Health Organization (WHO) and has been named Omicron.

Q What are reasons behind the name Omicron ?

Q Why is the Omicron variant interesting?

Q What do spike mutations do?

Q Does the variant result in vaccine breakthrough infections?

Q How can we be prepared for the variant?