4 min read.Updated: 06 Jan 2022, 01:08 AM ISTRahul Jacob
Must we suffer déjà vu over restrictions for a third wave that’s unlikely to pummel India like the second?
The ‘storm before the calm’ is one characterization of the surge in covid infections brought on by the Omicron variant. It is already quite a storm, although of a milder variety: Modelling by researchers at the University of Washington suggests 3 billion infections globally in the next couple of months, but with far fewer hospitalizations than during the Delta wave. Projections of this sort have been proven wrong during this pandemic, but the current speed of infections and increased transmissibility of the Omicron strain is indisputable.