Dangerous Omicron from Delta

New Delhi. Concern has increased all over the world about the new variant of the corona virus, Omicron. The World Health Organization (WHO) has described it as a variant of concern. Earlier, a dozen variants of Corona have been found, out of which except one were in the category of variant of interest. But Omicron has been considered a variant concern. The reason for this is that this form of the virus is considered to be more dangerous than the delta variant that causes the most havoc. It is worth noting that the Delta variant itself caused havoc in India in the second wave. dangerous omicron from delta

However, the Omicron variant is spreading very fast and due to this most countries including Europe and America have started to stop flights from Africa countries. Many surprising things are coming out about this variant, while it has not been fully studied yet. It is being said that it is spreading six to seven times faster than the Delta variant. In South Africa till two weeks ago, one percent of the cases of this variant were being found, but now 90 percent of the cases in three provinces are of this variant.

The first case of this variant was found in the African country of Botswana on 11 November. In the next two weeks, cases of this variant have been found in many other countries. Its cases were found in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong and on Friday it has also been found infected in Israel and Belgium. In view of this, all 27 countries of the European Union have banned flights from seven African countries. In addition to EU countries, Britain, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands banned flights from African countries. Now many countries including America, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Brazil have also banned the flights of African countries.

Read also Kejriwal reached Punjab with one lakh zero bill

However, amidst the worldwide chaos, there has also been a dispute as to why the WHO named this variant B.1.1. The reason for the controversy is that the WHO started naming variants of the corona virus with the first letter of the Greek alphabet. Alpha, beta, gamma delta etc. were named from the first letter. Till now WHO had named till the 12th letter i.e. Mu. After this, the name was to be named on the basis of the alphabet of 13th and then 14th but WHO directly named Omicron on the basis of 15th letter. The reason for leaving two letters in the middle is because the 13th letter is New and the 14th is Xi. The variant of the virus could not be named as new, so it had to be named Xi. Remember, Xi is the name of the President of China.

Read also Defense Minister Rajnath Singh roared in UP, said- if you cross the border, you will enter and kill

According to the UK newspaper The Telegraph, a WHO source has said that the new variant has not been named after the letter Xi due to its similarity to the name of the Chinese prime minister. Regarding this, US MP Ted Cruz has also questioned the credibility of WHO. Cruz has said – If the WHO is so afraid of the Chinese Communist Party, then how can we trust this health agency at the time of a terrible epidemic.

Shivam Bangwal

Shivam Bangwal is an India-based Entrepreneur. He is the Founder of Successful Startups like Youthistaan, People News Chronicle, Hitchhike TV & Branding Panther. Shivam has done his Master's in Computer Applications.

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button