The risk of corona infection is seen increasing globally. According to recent reports, apart from China, the situation has worsened in America as well due to new corona variants. Omicron’s XBB.1.5 variant is being cited as the main reason for the rising corona cases here. It has been found in the studies regarding this variant that not only its infectivity rate is high, but also more cases of hospitalization of infected people are being seen. Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) has also advised to continue taking preventive measures, describing the new variants as more contagious.
XBB.1.5 is the new variant, whose study is in progress to understand its nature. Scientists have given it the nickname ‘Kraken’. In preliminary research, the researchers found that in some cases it could be as dangerous as or even more dangerous than the delta variant of the most dangerous corona so far (the cause of the second wave in India).
The rate of its spread is worrying. In many parts of America, this variant has increased the serious risks of infection, about which all other countries need to show seriousness.