BA.2 Omicron cant be detected by RT-PCR

Below the Circles Manager has asked the million dollar question. Should genome sequencing continue or accelerated

Everyone please note India has both BA.1 and BA.2 but BA2 cannot be detected by RTPCR as Omicron and BA2. The test though will tell you whether its Covid positive or not. And if u hot infected by BA.1 in january u could still get infected by BA.2 per Danish scientists.

What this means is India must do aggressive genome testing and find out in what all locations do we have BA.2 cases now and prepare there and alert citizens there.

If Kolkata has had a BA.2 led surge chances are it wont have another one. But if Delhi primarily had BA.1 it could still have a BA.2 surge. more  

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Sanitation,has explained in detail how best to find and contain. It may cost exchequer lots of money, but with all the bad virtues we have inculcated in poor ventilation of buildings and 'no space many floors syndrome ' we better spend the money and start practicing the National buildings code guide on ventilation of the buildings. more  
Regrettably the test kits are not equipped to test a new variant at all. That's the fact. This is another fear creating technique. That's it more  
You do not need a test at all if the basic guidelines set by the Government like wearing clean masks, maintaining social distancing, washing hands often and not going out unnecessarily is adhered to more  
Sunita Ji........ Better go to Denmark. more  
Can you please explain what you mean by saying so - considering you are submitting a reply to certain facts presented by Ms Verghese... more  
Enlighten us with basic pathogenesis and reaction to different medication including precautions to reduce/prevent the impact of these 2 variants. more  
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