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
Dr. dharamraj patra
MBBS MD (Pediatrics)