Covid-19 has been mutating at a rapid pace, with new variants being discovered all the time. Not all of them are equally dangerous. The most recent mutation, the IHU Covid-19 variant, is more dangerous than the Omicron variant. However, the IHU is not as contagious as the Omicron variant.

There are many ways to prevent COVID-19, but the most important is vaccination. Vaccination can protect people from all variants of COVID-19 and is the best way to stop the spread of this deadly virus.

Most of the viruses mutate based on the host’s body, climate, temperature, etc. They bind themselves with the host’s cells to insert their RNA into the cells, mutating and replicating themselves. COVID-19 is highly transmissible and spreads rapidly, making it nearly impossible to control the mutations. Because of these mutations, the vaccines don’t work the same way every time. The Omicron and IHU variants affect even vaccinated people, though they cause mild symptoms. The IHU variant was discovered in 12 people living in the southern Alps at around the same time that omicron was identified in South Africa late last year.

The best way to prevent COVID-19 is still through vaccination. Vaccination reduces hospitalisation by a lot! Most people only experience mild symptoms such as cold and fever, sore throat, etc. Even with vaccination, physical distance and wearing masks indoors are a must. Covid-19 is still mutating and we need to be vigilant in preventing it from spreading. We have to work together to stop COVID-19!

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