Warnings of a sixth wave of Corona at the end of Ramadan… Do Egyptians celebrate returning mushrooms with the Omicron XE mutant?

With the warnings of the World Health Organization and a number of international research centers, the Ministry of Health of the coup government recognized the spread of the new mutated Corona virus “Omicron XE” among Egyptians, noting that this may be the beginning of the sixth wave of the Corona pandemic in Egypt.

The health of the coup called on citizens to adhere to preventive and precautionary measures, especially social distancing, not crowding, and wearing a mask.

Hossam Abdel Ghaffar, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health in the coup government, claimed that the symptoms of xe are similar to the known symptoms of Omicron infection, and that the severity of the new mutant is much lower than the delta mutant.

Abdel Ghaffar said, in press statements, that “the currently available vaccines are effective against all current and newly discovered corona mutant, including the XE mutant, as he put it.”

He pointed out that all treatment protocols for Corona are suitable for treating the new mutant, and there is no need to fear, and the Omicron mutant and its strains are heading towards mutating to the weaker, according to his statements.

Abdel Ghaffar admitted that the prevalence of XE is 10% higher than BA2, claiming that there is no evidence that it will lead to an increase in hospital admissions and intensive care.

infected cases

On the other hand, doctors warned of the danger of the new mutation and the possibility of the emergence of other mutations of the Corona virus, expecting an increase in cases of infection and entering into a sixth wave of the virus at the end of the month of Ramadan.

He called on Egyptian doctors to adhere to preventive and precautionary measures, especially social distancing and wearing a muzzle, in addition to accelerating the pace of vaccinations.

For his part, Dr. Sharaf Hatem, a member of the Supreme Committee for Viruses, revealed the monitoring of cases infected with the new strain of Corona ab2, indicating that all cases are simple and do not cause concern.

Hatem said in press statements, “The symptoms of the ab2 strain do not differ from the symptoms of the normal OMICRON ab1, as they are concentrated in the upper respiratory tract, and symptoms appear in the form of a runny nose, stuffy nose, pain in the throat, difficulty swallowing, and a dry cough in the throat.”

He added, although this strain is simple in its dangers and does not cause concern, all strains of corona, and even all viruses, remain a source of concern for those who already have risk factors and they are the owners of chronic diseases and immunodeficiency patients, as these two groups of people will continue to be more concerned with care than others because they are more vulnerable To catch infection and suffer stronger symptoms than others.

Hatem stressed the need to speed up the pace of vaccination, because it reduces the possibility of infection and makes it – if it occurs – lighter and simpler in terms of symptoms.

He explained that vaccines are stimulators and boosters of the immune system, that is, vitamins that activate the immune system inside the body, so that it can confront, fight and expel viruses to remain healthy and immune from fierce and even deadly attacks in many cases.

Hatem called on the community of all age groups to be careful to follow the precautionary measures to achieve physical distancing and to wear the muzzle in closed places to reduce the possibility of infection, explaining that the muzzle, although it does not prevent infection by 100%, it actually reduces the rates of its occurrence.

sixth wave

He pointed out that the current situation that Egypt is witnessing is not a final coexistence with the Corona virus and its strains, but rather we are in a state of receding and regressing for the fifth wave, and this does not mean that it is the last wave of Corona. We will find that Europe and America started all Corona waves before Egypt about a month or a month and a half, which makes us expect to enter a sixth wave of Corona at the end of Ramadan.

Hatem explained that the solution to confront the expected sixth wave is to speed up the pace of vaccinations and follow the precautionary measures, stressing that the new strain ab2 that was monitored in Egypt is not dangerous, but this is not an indication that the likely strains to emerge will be at the same level of non-risk, saying, “At any moment is possible.” We are facing a very dangerous mutation, so we must vaccinate and precautionary measures.”

Hatem advised any person, in case of feeling symptoms of corona, to take a rest for five days at home, and if he feels complications such as shortness of breath, he goes to the hospital for examination and diagnosis, expecting an increase in cases of infection by the end of Ramadan.

Corona Syndrome

Magdy Badran, a member of the Egyptian Society for Allergy and Immunology, warned that the Corona virus is designed not to leave the planet, noting that it changes, mutates, and renews itself, and sometimes it returns to the bodies of the recovered more than once.

Badran confirmed in press statements that some cases infected with the virus did not recover due to lack of immunity, or the exacerbation of one or more chronic diseases, explaining that there is what is known as the post-Corona syndrome, and this is either chronic or long-term, and it is a complication of slowly recovering.

He said, “Most people with corona recover quickly within weeks, but it has been noted that some recovering cases, for which test results have become negative, suffer from some complaints and some are long-term, which is something that happens to people who have a history of possible or confirmed infection with the Corona virus, and they are usually 3 months after the onset of Covid with symptoms lasting at least 2 months.”

Badran explained that there are several factors that are related to the severity of the symptoms of long-term Covid, including that there may be a defect in the immune system, and acute inflammation may lead to a defect in the immune system, which leads to a chronic inflammatory condition, and this chronic increase in inflammation can lead to symptoms It persists in COVID-19 patients and some patients previously admitted to hospital may develop more severe symptoms than others.

He added that some suffer from some symptoms for reasons that are not precisely known, explaining that after the initial recovery, immunity, comorbidities, age and severity of Covid-19 disease play roles in this.

Badran attributed the recurrence of infection with the Corona virus with a mutation different from the previous infection to the repetition of harmful behaviors that allowed the virus to cause infection, stressing that changing harmful behaviors must be applied in order to avoid returning to the arms of Corona again and what was permissible before Corona may become forbidden after it.

And he demanded not to abandon preventive measures to protect against infection with the virus, such as the muzzle, washing hands, and social distancing.


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