Professor Dr Md Robed Amin, a spokesman for the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said the new coronavirus variant Omicron had spread to about 110 countries around the world. Since then, the rate of hospitalisations of children and young people has increased, according to reports from various European hospitals.
“We have to keep this in mind. Absolutely no chance to ignore it,” he said this in a virtual bulletin on the Covid-19 situation organized by the DGHS on Sunday afternoon.
Dr. Robed Amin said that according to studies, Omicron transmission ability is 2 to 3 times higher than other variants.
According to the latest data, the risk of hospitalisation is 30 percent lower among people infected with the Omicron variant. This is good news for us. A comparative analysis with Delta or previous variants showed that the need for hospitalization will be 20 percent lower if infected with Omicron.
However, another study found that omicron is at least three times more likely to cause reinfection than previous coronavirus variants such as beta and delta. Whether this variant caused other diseases is not yet proven. There is not much information about hospital admissions due to Omicron, deaths, or which vaccine will be effective against it. As far as is known, the second dose vaccine has some efficacy but not 100%. However, if someone takes a booster dose, their immunity increases a lot. It has been proven that there will be more than 75 percent protection.