COVID-19 to Omicron: The next variant of concern?

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Deepti Meena
Som Dutt Bhardwaj


In The individuals across nation are finding ways to avoid going out of home because the COVID-19 virus has caused a shamble, and this particular situation has resultant in enhancing both potential value and challenges with the healthcare system. The L strain was the first COVID-19 strain ever found, and it was detected in December 2019, in Wuhan, China. Since the virus quickly evolved into different strains from the beginning of 2020—and it was before any of us were concerned about COVID-19 variants—no one really recalls it. China and a few other Asian nations at the time that had witnessed the SARS pandemic in 2003 were on full edge. In January 2020, the Chinese government put numerous cities on lockdown, although the coronavirus was still encroaching in the United States at that time. The ‘World Health Organization’ opted to designate each and every notable variant by using Greek alphabet, commencing with Alpha, as COVID-19 started undergoing further devastating mutations. This research work will critically appraise the interphase recent Covid-19 variant omicron with older one and its legal implication.

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Deepti Meena, & Som Dutt Bhardwaj. (2023). COVID-19 to Omicron: The next variant of concern?. Journal of Coastal Life Medicine, 11(2), 384–391. Retrieved from


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