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People around the world are certainly cencerned about the new arrived variant Omicron of covid-19

It has several on mutations that may have on empact on how et behaves. well there are lost of research works underway to evaluate its severity &transmissibility over children.
It is important to remember that all variants of covid-19 can cause severe diseases or death. Hence. preverting the virus from its spread can reduce the disease lead.
WHO believes Omicron world outpace the delta variant where there in covid-19 transmission in the community. However being vaccinated & taking precaution such as avoiding crowded spaces keeping if air distance from other and wearing a Mask are critical in helping to prevent the spread and we know these actions have been effective againts other variants as well.
there is no information available to suggest that omicron causes different covid-19 symptomes. however children who are mixing socially and unvaccinated are more susceptible to contracting covid-19

Important note for the parents

  • Children have the right to now what is going on but it should be explained to them in an age appropriate way.
  • Invite your child to share what they have heard and listen to their response it is importent to take any ferars they have.
  • Remember that kids take their imotional cues from adult so even if you are worried for your little one knowing that they might be uncomfortable try note to overehare your fears with your chield SO
  • Wear mask that covers your nose and mouth make sure your hands are clean when you but on and remove your mask.
  • Keep physical distance of at least 1 metre from others.
  • Avoid poorly ventillated or crowded space
  • Wash your hands regularly
  • When its your turn , get vaccinated.

Dr. dharamraj patra
MBBS MD (Pediatrics)