2020 came with an unwanted guest named ‘COVID” and since then there was no looking back. Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are many different kinds, and some cause disease. A coronavirus identified in 2019, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19. The first case of COVID-19 was reported Dec. 1, 2019, and the cause was a then-new coronavirus later named SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 may have originated in an animal and changed (mutated) so it could cause illness in humans. In the past, several infectious disease outbreaks have been traced to viruses originating in birds, pigs, bats and other animals that mutated to become dangerous to humans. Research continues, and more study may reveal how and why the coronavirus evolved to cause pandemic disease.
Having said that this brought about the era of masks and social distancing, it bought about a boost in the digital industry as everything went online. As unbelievable as it sounds, its been two years since Covid entered our lives and now we are ready to welcome 2022.
With vaccines coming in we were hopeful of getting back to our normal life but unfortunately just when things were looking a little better another variant of Covid has struck the world. Pakistan has a total of 75 Omicron cases as of December 27, the National Institute of Health (NIH) said in a statement on Tuesday.
“As of December 27, a total of 75 Omicron cases have been confirmed — 33 in Karachi, 17 in Islamabad and 13 in Lahore,” said the statement.