As for the pandemic, with some European countries having registered around five Covid-19 waves between 2020 and 2022 so far, it may continue to linger—though not in as debilitating a manner as it was in 2020—if new mutations of concern occur, said experts.
“Based on the various mathematical models, the Omicron wave in India will last until the last week of January or early February,” said epidemiologist Dr Giridhar Babu. The Omicron wave typically takes three weeks to reach a peak and is about three times faster than the Delta wave to do so. “The next two weeks are crucial across India,” he added.
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