For over two and a half years, we’ve fought wave after wave, variation after variation, and there seems to be no end to it.
The emergence of the Omicron variant changed the course of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the dangerous and deadly Delta variant, Omicron leads to milder coronavirus infections and almost starts to resemble other respiratory infections like the common cold or flu.
However, with every new variant and sub-variant, COVID cases increase and vulnerable people continue to be at risk.
The new Omicron sub-variants BA.5.1.7 and BF.7 are believed to be the latest strains of COVID-19. With greater transmission capacity, experts expressed concern about this new wave of COVID in Diwali.