On January 22, 2022, Telugu Association of North America ‘TANA’ presented a webinar to explore the most recent learnings on the virology and epidemiology of COVID variant Omicron and what this means for the world as SARS-CoV-2 continues to evolve. The web session received a great response and appreciation from the TANA community. The zoom session was live telecasted on Social Media where hundreds of viewers keenly listened in to this highly informative Webinar Session.
Event host, Ram Thota, TANA Regional Coordinator, Northern California, kicked off the event by welcoming all the participants and the speaker Dr. Manjula Raguthu. TANA President Anjaiah Chowdary Lavu, Past President Jay Talluri, Secretary Sateesh Vemuri and Community Services Coordinator Raja Kasukurthi and other members of TANA leadership were seen in the webinar.
Dr. Manjula presented on current state of COVID -19 variant Omicron educating the audience on molecular nature, recommendations on safe travel, masking, testing, vaccine, future possible variants etc. The Q&A session that followed the main presentation witnessed a high volume of questionnaires. The lead organizer Ram Thota thanked all the volunteers, attendees, speaker Dr. Manjula, and the entire TANA leadership for their help in making this event a great success.