Dr. Manoon suggested not to worry too much about BA.2 subspecies omicron, pointing out that if they were infected with BA.1 strains, they still have sufficient immunity to prevent infection with BA.2 strains.
Today (27 Jan. 65) Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong, a specialist in respiratory diseases Wichaiyut Hospital Posted a message through the page of Dr. Manoon Leechawengwong FC, stating that
“COVID-19 virus There are mutations all the time. South Africa reported the first Omicron strain BA.1 in November last year. Shortly after, more than 40 countries found more than 8,000 omicron BA.2 subspecies. The Thai Department of Medical Sciences also found BA.2 subspecies.
This BA.2 subspecies was reported to have 20 more mutations than the BA.1 strain, spreading faster than the BA.1 strain, but was not more virulent. does not cause more people to go to hospital Unlikely to evade immunity If previously infected with BA.1 strains, they still have sufficient immunity to prevent further BA.2 strains. BA.2 strains are not currently classified as a strain of concern.
Thais do not have to worry too much about the BA.2 subspecies Omikron. There is also a subspecies Delta Plus. But when the Omicron species came Delta species and Delta Plus was replaced by the Omikron strain.
If there will be an outbreak next round More mutations are needed until new species are more invasive than omikron. and evade immunity from infection with omikron strains believe that it will be difficult If there are no new strains that have not been seen before after Omikron, then COVID-19 will eventually turn into an endemic or seasonal disease like influenza.”
Picture from Reuters/Mor Manoon Leechawengwong FC