"JN.1 Variant Update: India Reports 21 Cases, WHO Advisories, and Vaccine Effectiveness Insights"
Impact in India,
The JN.1 sub-variant of the coronavirus has now reached 40 countries worldwide, with 21 reported cases in India. Among these, Goa has recorded 19 cases, while Kerala and Maharashtra each have one case. In the last two weeks, 16 deaths related to the virus have been reported in India, with NITI Aayog member VK Paul clarifying that many of the deceased had pre-existing conditions such as diabetes and heart problems.
As per official data, there are currently 2,669 active cases of Corona across India, and approximately 91-92 percent of these individuals are receiving treatment at home. Notably, patients infected with the new variants are experiencing milder symptoms. Authorities emphasize that there is no need for panic.
The World Health Organization Guidance:-
The World Health Organization (WHO) has designated JN.1 as a 'variant of interest.' However, the WHO's analysis indicates that existing vaccines are fully effective against this variant, and there is minimal risk to the general population. Despite this, the WHO has issued cautionary advisories, recommending the use of masks in crowded, enclosed, or areas with contaminated air. Additionally, maintaining necessary distance is advised.
BE SAFE AND PLEASE WEAR MASKS
Adv Vaishnavi V. Hiremath
Asiatic International Corp