Omicron variant, childhood infections and Prolonged COVID
Countries around the world announced travel restrictions amid the emergence of the Omicron COVID-19 variant originated from South Africa.One Sri Lankan national who had arrived in Sri Lanka from South Africa had contracted Omicron variant was tested positive for Omricron Covid variant
In a year that began with so much promise on the COVID-19 front, we now face deadly familiar headlines and new threats such as the Omicron variant that has the world on alert. This latest blow comes amid alarming and widespread spikes in infections globally, a still damaging Delta variant, and swiftly soaring numbers of breakthrough cases among the vaccinated.
The U.S. is reporting more than 94,000 new COVID-19 cases each day, up by 47% since late October. As of November 18, according to the American Academy of Paediatrics, almost 6.8 million children have tested positive for COVID-19 since the onset of the pandemic — and for the 15th week in a row, paediatric cases are above 100,000. Moreover, every new infection could lead to another case of long COVID, which now affects more than 9.4 million Americans