The record surge in COVID-19 cases in European countries due to the Omicron variant has once again raised the alarm bells of a third wave throughout the world.
Though scientists and researchers are still toiling hard to understand the nature of the virus, its variants, and preventive measures, another variant has surfaced known as Delmicron. Many researchers and experts believe that the abrupt increase in Covid-19 cases across the United States and Europe is due to the Delmicron.
Delmicron is very simple to decode as it is considered the combination of both Delta and Omicron variants. According to Dr. Shashank Joshi who is a member of Maharashtra’s Task Force on Covid-19 that Delmicron is the combination of Delta and Omicron variants and believes that the recent surge in cases in the United States and European countries including India is due to the Delmicron variant.
However, there is no official confirmation of the Delmicron variant from the World Health Organization so far. Experts derived the name Delmicron after combing the Delta and Omicron variants.
What is Delmicron?
According to the experts and researchers that Delmicron is a double variant that is spreading rapidly in the West and the name was derived after combing the Delta and Omicron variants and both the variants are present all over the world including India.
How Delmicron is different from Omicron?
The SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1.529 Omicron Variant is considered a highly mutated variant and was first detected in South Africa on November 24, 2021. According to the preliminary reports, the symptoms of the Omicron variant are milder than the Delta variant.
The mortality of the Omicron variant is also lower than the Delta variant. While the Delmicron variant is the double spike variant because of the combination of Delta and Omicron variants.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Omicron represents about 73% of COVID-19 cases in the United States. While the United Kingdom reported 1,06, 122 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths in a single day on December 22, 2021.
Symptoms of Delmicron
According to the experts that the Delmicron symptoms are no longer different from the symptoms of previous variants. The Delmicron variant is considered highly transmissible as it has the reproduction power of 2 which means that an infected person with Omicron can transmit it to two other persons.
To understand the Delmicron variant`s nature and its severity, more and in-depth research is needed. Below are some of the common symptoms observed by the Delta and Omicron patients:
- A high temperature
- A persistent cough
- A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
Delmicron in India
Dr. Shashank Joshi says that it is yet to be seen that how the Omicron variant behaves in India as the exposure to the Delta variant is quite large in India. While another expert Dr. Shahid Jameel says that India will not be bad by the Omicron as it was hit by the Delta variant.
About 576 Omicron cases have been reported so far in India. However, no Delmicron case has been reported in India so far. It would be early to say anything about Omicron`s dominance in India but getting vaccinated and following the precautionary measures and SOP`s will surely help to protect from the infection.
- While going out, wear a face mask that covers your mouth and nose.
- Always wash your hands with sanitizer or soap before leaving or entering the house.
- Avoid going out to crowded places.
- Always maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter from others.
- Never touch your eyes, nose, and mouth without washing your hands.
- Get vaccinated to safeguard yourself and your family.
- If you develop any COVID-19 symptoms, isolate yourself immediately from others.
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