The SARS-CoV-2 mutations that have occurred have alarmed the entire medical community. Thus, global concerns have been expressed regarding the transmission, pathogenicity and immune evasion of the Omicron strain, which shares mutations with the variants of concern Alpha, Beta, and Gamma strains. Still, Omicron transmission has crossed numerous borders worldwide compared to other types of SARS-CoV-2. The number of confirmed cases has increased and is reappearing in India. Given the worrisome situation created by the Omicron outbreak, scientists and postgraduates have had to make decisions about current research programs at institutions around the globe. The Omicron variants under development have significantly heightened worldwide pandemic concerns. In this review, the authors will outline the molecular features and efficacy of vaccination, highlight possible omicron impacts on scientific research, and provide precautions, procedural guidelines for organizing scientific meetings during a pandemic.
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Nagarajan, Prithivi; Vetrivel, Anitha; Kumar, Jayanthi; Howlader, Anusheela; Rangarajalu, Kumar; Sabapathy, Satheesh Kumar; Gopal, Muthu; and Kumar, Saravanaavel
"SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (B.1.1.529) variant: structural features, biological characteristics, impact on scientific research, general precautions and protective procedures; a systematic review,"
Journal of Mind and Medical Sciences: Vol. 9:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jmms/vol9/iss2/4