Delta variant is a highly transmissible variant of the COVID-19 virus, first identified in India in December 2020. It has since become the dominant strain of the virus globally and has been associated with increased hospitalization and death rates compared to previous variants.
Omicron variant was first identified in South Africa in November 2021. It has been characterized by a large number of mutations, leading to concerns about its potential to evade immunity from previous infections or vaccinations. However, early data suggests that it may cause milder illness than Delta and that booster shots may be effective at preventing severe illness and hospitalization.
It’s important to stay informed about COVID-19 and its variants as the situation continues to evolve. Following recommended guidelines for prevention, such as getting vaccinated, wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and washing hands frequently, can help reduce the spread of the virus and protect public health.