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Wednesday January 12 2022

Books – Syed Metwally

Despite the high number of infections with the Omicron mutant of the Corona virus, some believe that the new alternative mutant is mild, which has made many people neglectful, and some refuse to believe that the symptoms are dangerous, believing that it is an ordinary cold, and they roam freely, and spread the virus to other people.

At a time like this, it’s important to be aware of all the symptoms associated with COVID-19 and its variants, according to timesofindia.

Common Omicron Symptoms to Watch out for

According to an analysis by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, coughing, fatigue, congestion, and a runny nose are the four most common symptoms of the omicron variant.

Professor Tim Spector of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College London, who is also the UK’s lead on the study’s application for ZOE Covid, is urging everyone with cold-like symptoms to get tested immediately. Body aches and night sweats without any sign of loss of sense of smell and taste to Omicron.

In a new update, he also explained that nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite are also some of the symptoms reported by O’Micron patients.

Given the growing number of Covid cases in the UK, Dr Claire Steves, one of the scientists at the ZOE Covid Study app urged the government to update its official list of symptoms: “It’s good to see fewer people newly infected than there were a few weeks ago.” However, the fact that 75 per cent of new cold-like symptoms are Covid, and that classic symptoms are less common, means that government advice urgently needs an update.”

Let’s see what these symptoms should be taken into account.

– sore throat

Sore throat is one of the symptoms that has come to the fore since the onset of the omicron variant, it can be associated with pain and irritation in the throat.

Dr Anglique Coetzee, president of the South African Medical Association, who was also the first to discover the Omicron variant, said earlier that most patients with the new variant reported a “scratch” throat with a moderate body temperature that improved on its own.

– headache

Headache is a condition that can arise from multiple causes, but with regard to COVID-19 or the Omicron variant, scientists have urged adding it to the official list of symptoms.

Given the inflammation that occurs in the body after an injury, headache is a common ailment that may arise afterward. The pain may range from severe to mild, and may occur with other symptoms.

– Runny nose

So far, most Omicron’s symptoms are said to coincide with a common cold or the flu, making it difficult to know if a person has COVID-19 or a common cold.

Runny nose is one of the symptoms that has been repeatedly associated with the Corona virus, whether in the case of infection or infection with the Omicron variant, runny nose has become more common in Corona patients.

What then?

The most accurate way to identify COVID-19 infection is through an RT-PCR test.

Professor Tim Spector recommends that anyone who has developed symptoms of the common cold get tested for COVID-19, in order to limit the spread of the virus. It is also recommended that you stay home until you know what you have and what you didn’t. The CDC recommends at least 10 days of isolation at home when symptoms develop.

Precautionary steps to be taken

Wearing a mask is currently the best way to protect against the omicron variant due to its high rate of transmission, both fully vaccinated people and those who have previously had COVID-19 may remain susceptible.



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