Just lately, researchers have launched the concept the Omicron variant may act as a ‘pure vaccine’. Professor Ian Jones, a virologist on the College of Studying, not too long ago backed the notion saying that very like the flu, Omicron doesn’t pose any risks to wholesome, match folks. Taking the dangers into consideration, he additionally states that the Omicron may enhance immunity with out inflicting severe sickness.
So, does that imply we may count on widespread immunity and safety from future COVID an infection?
A properly established virologist Shahid Jameel calls it a “dangerous idea”, that’s “rooted more in pandemic fatigue and the inability to do more, than in evidence available at this time.”
“Especially in India, where malnutrition, air pollution and diabetes are rampant, to willingly let people be exposed to a virus about which you understand little is not good science and public health,” he added.
The previous head of the advisory group to INASACOG, Jameel additionally stated that individuals who vouch for this concept do not bear in mind “long COVID”.