Dr Aakaar Kapoor on Aaj Tak | New variant of Covid-19 Omicron | City X ray and Scan Clinic
Released On :
Nov 29, 2021
A new variant of Covid-19 Omicron has created new concerns in India. According to #AIIMS chief #Dr Randeep Guelria new Omicron variant of coronavirus has reportedly got over 30 mutations in the spike protein region giving it the potential to develop an immune escape mechanism, and thus the efficacy of vaccines against it needs to be evaluated critically. The presence of spike protein facilitates a virus' entry into the host cell and is responsible for making it transmissible and causing infection.