Omicron (B.1.1.529): All About New Variant of Coronavirus

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The Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant of SARS-CoV-2:

A variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, known as Omicron, is also known as B.1.1.529 by PANGO, GR/484A by GISAID, and 21K by Nextstrain. In Botswana, the first case was detected, on 9 November 2021. According to WHO, it was designated as a variant of concern on 26 November 2021 and given the Greek letter Omicron (B.1.1.529) as its name.

A large number of mutations are present in this variant, many of them new, and several of them affect the spike protein which was the primary target of the vaccine at the time of discovery. In view of this variability, concerns have been raised regarding immunosuppression, vaccine resistance, and transmissibility. A number of countries introduced travel restrictions to slow or limit the spread of this variant after it was promptly declared "of concern."

Mutation of SARS-CoV-2:

Several mutations are noted in the variant, and some of them are troubling. There are 32 mutations in the spike protein, the main antigenic target of antibodies that are generated by infections and by many vaccines routinely administered. A number of these mutations had not previously been identified in other strains of the virus.

Comparing the variant with the original virus, 30 amino acid differences, three deletions, and one insertion are found in the spike protein, of which 15 are found in the receptor-binding region (residues 319-541). Several other genomic regions have also been modified or deleted. There are three mutations at the site of cleavage of furin in this variant. Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2 is enhanced by Furin cleavage.

Symptoms of Coronavirus(Updated and May be Updated in Future too):

Omicron rarely causes any unusual symptoms for its carriers, and some of them are asymptomatic. Coronaviruses of the Omicron Type will cause mild muscle aches, scratches in the throat, and dry coughs. They can also cause a mild temperature increase. Other variants caused more severe symptoms, but these are very mild. Evidence suggests that this variant might be at risk for reinfection. The effects on the transmission of infection, mortality, and other factors are being studied. 

Omicron Variant in India

How to prevent Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Coronavirus:

For this variant as well, the WHO recommended that people remain vigilant about keeping spaces ventilated, avoiding close physical contact, wearing well-fitting masks, and frequently washing their hands. BioNTech announced on 26 November that it will determine within two weeks whether the current vaccine is effective against this variant and that an updated vaccine can be obtained in 100 days if it is needed. The vaccine manufacturers AstraZeneca, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson also studied the effect of the variant on vaccine effectiveness.

In addition, mRNA vaccines against Covid may not be effective against Omicron, according to Dr. Samiran Panda from the Indian Council of Medical Research's epidemiology unit. "mRNA vaccines target spike protein and receptor interactions; therefore, they should be adjusted to those changes already observed. But not all vaccines work similarly. Covishield and Covaxin work through a different antigen presentation to the human body," Dr. Panda said.

World Health Organization asked nations to take the following steps:

  • The aim is to improve surveillance and analysis of the SARS-CoV-2 variants circulating in the population.
  • Put complete genome sequences and associated metadata in public databases, such as GISAID.
  • The IHR mechanism is used to report the first cases and clusters of VOC infections.
  • Implement field studies and laboratory assessments, where capabilities exist, in coordination with the international community, to better understand COVID-19 epidemiology, severity, the effectiveness of public health and social measures, diagnostic tools, immunity, antibody elimination, or any other relevant characteristics."

Diagnosis of Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Coronavirus:

The variant can be detected using PCR. According to some laboratories, one of the three target genes cannot be detected by the widely used PCR test. Although this partial detection ("S gene target failure") can serve as a marker for the variant, as it does with the Alpha variant. However, rapid antigen tests are not affected.

What are the Characteristics of Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Coronavirus?

Mutations of the spike protein appear to be related to increased infectivity and antibody evasion in many other variants of concern. Computer modeling indicates that the variant might also evade the cellular immune response.

To assess possible immune escape, an evaluation of the neutralizing capacity of recombinant serum and of vaccinations is urgently needed. These data are due within two to three weeks.

How Various Countries are responding to Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Coronavirus:

South Africa reported the variant to the WHO for the first time on 24 November 2021. On 9 November 2021, the first specimen known to exist was collected in Botswana. In Botswana, all four cases that were initially documented occurred among individuals who had been fully vaccinated. Israel also shared that the three initial reported cases were all reported among fully vaccinated individuals. In the United Kingdom, two cases were reported on 27 November.

During the World Health Organization's 26 November meeting, it was recommended that countries not impose new restrictions on travel, and instead rely on a "risk-based and scientific" approach to security measures. According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on the same day, restrictive travel restrictions will delay the variant's impact on European countries by two weeks, allowing for the countries to prepare.

Furthermore, several countries, including Japan, Canada, the European Union, Israel, Australia, the United Kingdom, Singapore, the United States, and Malaysia, imposed travel bans from southern Africa following the discovery of the variant. Flight restrictions regarding the new variant have been recommended by the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency. Though no cases had yet been detected in the state or the rest of the United States, the state of New York declared a state of emergency because of a potential spike in Omicron (B.1.1.529). 

You can read more about this new variant from here:

Classification of Omicron (B.1.1.529)

Update on Omicron

UN News

Omicron COVID-19 variant

A systematic review and meta-analysis

Cardiovascular complications in COVID-19

Cardiac Infection With SARS-CoV-2 in Confirmed COVID-19 Autopsy Cases

Recognizing COVID-19–related myocarditis

The Economist

Omicron variant puts scientists on alert

Omicron variant BBC News

Health South African Government

Omicron COVID Variant Symptoms Compared to Delta

Coronavirus Disease CDC

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Why Some People Suffer Severe Side Effects

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Joni Menz Nov 29, 2021

Where did you get this information? Omicron has only been identified in the last week. How is it that you know all of the symptoms already?

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

In this Blog, it is clearly stated that there are not any unusual symptoms of this new Omicron variant, all the symptoms mentioned are already existing with the coronavirus. Just type the Symptoms of the Coronavirus in your browser and you can find all these symptoms on many trusted health or news Portals. I haven't mentioned anything new here. You can check out the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health for more information.

Mauro Mesquita Nov 29, 2021

almost a fake site, those symptoms are clearly from vaccines not this variant, they dont have real data to support this claims, false claims.

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

I know it's not believable at first and It's been 2 years and Coronavirus still exists. But the Symptoms, as well as complications after recovering, have already existed when Coronavirus came into this world. In this Blog, it is clearly stated that there are not any unusual symptoms of this new Omicron variant, all the symptoms mentioned are already existing with the coronavirus. Just type the Symptoms of the Coronavirus in your browser and you can find all these symptoms on many trusted health or news Portals. I haven't mentioned anything new here. I believe since most of the vaccines have been approved by WHO is hardly can cause any severity like this. You can check out the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health for more information.

Paul Seamons Nov 29, 2021

The 'variant' was identified in July!

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

I too read it somewhere but couldn't find any source to back this claim.

La-la-land Nov 29, 2021

So, the well known adverse effects of vaccines are now covid symptoms and effects of the new variant? It transmits along fully vaccinated people and the Pharma almost have a new version of their "potion" to fight it? So what about the 100+ soccer players and coaches that died on the field in the past 6 months, also had Omicron? Seriously...

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

People are dying due to Corona in various parts of the world every day which is clearly a failure of the governments. In this blog, it is stated very clearly that this new variant of Omicron presents no abnormal symptoms, and all of those symptoms arise from Coronavirus infection. I have not mentioned anything new. In my opinion, given that most vaccines have been approved by the WHO, they are very unlikely to cause such severe problems. Vaccines have helped to keep this Pandemic at bay.

Bart Yu Nov 29, 2021

Seems you are just covering up all side effects from experimental jab with "new" variants ... 2020-2021 ... When you can buy science ... And push any false propaganda ....

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

This is neither a denial nor an affirmation. However, it's crucial that we first understand how far humanity has come since evolution. Despite all the difficulties we've faced, we've managed to overcome them. The foundation of life is to meet obstacles, overcome them by fighting, and emerge victoriously. By doing this again and again we become stronger. As for Coronaviruses, they are also battling our immune system, and although they are losing the battle most of the time, they also win it a few times and that is what makes them more dangerous than their previous version. It's hard to put all the blame on vaccinations, under the guise of side effects. Some people may experience minor to severe side effects after receiving vaccinations if they already have serious diseases. There is very little evidence to support this.

Joni Nov 29, 2021

Where did you get all this information? Data on symptoms? Isn't this all extremely premature? Where are your sources?

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

Coronavirus has been around since it appeared, so the symptoms and complications have already been here. All the symptoms described in this blog are present with the Coronavirus and there are no unusual symptoms with this new Omicron variant. Simply type the Coronavirus Symptoms in your browser and many health or news portals will provide you with all these symptoms. Nothing new here. More information is available at the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health.

Olaf Nov 29, 2021

So, the new variant has all the symptoms of all the „classic” Covid variants (namely those of the flu) PLUS the symptoms of the vacsines. This is just too good. If you didn't think people were complete and utter morons, you wouldn't come up with this stuff. Any sources or are you clairvoyant? Even the WHO pretends to not know what the symptoms are. They're gonna leave a few days before they announce them, but you already know.

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

The truth is that neither we are clairvoyant nor do we believe everyone is an idiot. All we are are fellow citizens in this world, we want to warn people before getting stricken by this deadly disease again. Since the Coronavirus began sweeping the globe at the end of 2019, we have come a very long way. This outbreak affected many countries and many countries are still dealing with this pandemic. Many people have lost their lives as a result. In comparison with other variants of the Coronavirus, the Omicron varieties exhibit slightly mild symptoms, but we cannot know which variant we have been infected with until a test is done. We should therefore prepare ourselves for all potential types of Coronaviruses. Coronavirus symptoms mentioned in this blog are typical symptoms of the virus and can be experienced by a person infected with it at any time, at any stage. Additionally, every time the WHO reports symptoms, it is too late to prevent infectious diseases from spreading to other countries. Coronavirus Omicron is another variant of Coronavirus that has the same symptoms as its predecessors, with the main difference being the intensity and spreading potential that is the primary cause of distress.

John Nov 29, 2021

Funny how the new symptoms of the new lie are side effects of the jabba. Just coincidental. Look no further than the tv

Reply from admin Nov 29, 2021

The answer is maybe or maybe not. There may never be a definitive answer to this question. The closest we can get is speculation. To combat Coronavirus and its different variants, the only option we currently have is vaccination. In the current situation, the chances of being infected with this new virus are higher than ever without vaccination, regardless of the spread of its predecessor. Various vaccines are available in different parts of the world. If you are afraid of it, then the side effects will also be different. If you do not suffer from any chronic diseases, then you have a minimum chance of getting adverse side effects from vaccinations. In this case, you should consult with your doctor before getting vaccinated.

Mike Bauer Nov 29, 2021

"A number of heart-related complications may occur, including heart failure, arrhythmia, heart inflammation, and blood clots, after recovery if proper precautions are not taken." exactly the symptoms after the covid shots .... now they want to blame omicron ? that wont work people are stupid yes but not at this level that will blow in their faces

Potatoes Anyone Nov 29, 2021

So how do they know the symptoms in less than a week, how do they know who it will effect and what places it will hit if they only have a handful of cases? Funny how the vaccines are causing all these heart issues in children right now and suddenly a variant doing the very same to kids just ‘pops up’ and now they want all kids vaxxed. Funny how omicron was found in vaccinated adult people, most already dead huh? Funny how it’s immune to all other vaccines and boosters huh? But they want you to take those anyways. Funny how they know ‘so’ much right off the bat, like its already known and scripted. Funny how on cue it popped up right during a holiday to spike fear. And most of all thats funny, it shows up after a mass booster and vaccine push like so many other times. The predictability is getting ridiculous. If you still can not see what is going on, then there is sadly no hope for your outcome in this mass genocide event.

Jeff Nov 29, 2021

So now we're going to blame side effects of the jab on covid? No. Stop it.

Blake Kerr-Kaswurm Nov 29, 2021

You're all morons!!

Blake Kerr-Kaswurm Nov 29, 2021

Jeff is a simplton. Mnra Vax is much more harmefull than any covid varient. Go suck a lemon.

Jutta Schulz Nov 29, 2021

Oh die Angst muß am laufen gehalten werden , meine geimpften Kollegen sind am durchdrehen haben sich erst boostern lassen ,und jetzt sind sie am Arsch ????????????

cgt Nov 29, 2021

So funny! Know all fucking vacime producer has a wonderfull excuse why the vacime doesn‘t work any more and kills vacinated people … don‘t you wondering what happen with the non vacinated people, when they don‘t day with this symptom? ahh yes right.. they day with the delta version.. or or his theath reason will be manipulated ????????????????????

Olaf Nov 29, 2021

Stop bullshitting, man. I've asked you a question, you haven't answered, and you give me these "bleeding heart" generalities that don't actually say anything. Who pays you? How do you figure the vacsine symptoms are all in the new variant, when NO ONE has announced them publicly? Do you have a personal lab at home? These are specific questions. Answers with "we are all in pandemic, it's hard, we need to prepare" will not do.

V Nov 30, 2021

This article made the claim that "Symptoms of New Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Coronavirus" include "A number of heart-related complications may occur, including heart failure, arrhythmias, heart inflammation, and blood clots." archive . md/nVbj4 The author has since edited the article without calling out what changes were made. These changes include edits to the two quotes in the previous paragraph. These "Symptoms of New Omicron (B.1.1.529) Variant of Coronavirus" are known side effects of vaccines. Many such cases have been reported to VAERS. The CDC also confirms these symptoms do occur, but are rare. cdc . gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/safety/safety-of-vaccines . html archive . md/f5hRb According to the author's LinkedIn, he is a math teacher and writer. The claims in this article are outside of his area of expertise. They are also not backed by any sources. This, along with the shadow editing, remove any credibility from the article. It is irresponsible at best for the author to list vaccine side effects as Omicron symptoms in the way he did. It is malicious at worst.

Conrad Jones Dec 01, 2021

Utter rubbish. You have been called out and haven't provided any evidence for the symptoms of coronavirus that you stated. The symptoms you have provided are the adverse reactions of the vaccines. Another paid shill from the vaccine industry.


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