A Singaporean PR was infected with the Delta variant in May; last month, he came down with Omicron

A Singaporean PR was infected with the Delta variant in May; last month, he came down with Omicron

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16/1/2022 8:54:00 AM

A Singaporean PR was infected with the Delta variant in May; last month, he came down with Omicron

Over the course of eight months, John (not his real name) contracted Covid-19 twice. The 37-year-old permanent resident, who was infected with the Delta Plus variant while he was overseas in May last year, fell victim again - this time to the Omicron variant - while...

John's 60-year-old mother-in-law and 76-year-old grandmother, who were also infected in May, managed to make a full recovery. Both were fully vaccinated while John and his wife were not then.John said he is thankful his recent infection was mild, unlike his previous one in May. This time, his symptoms subsided after four days.

"Although this may seem promising, it is important to note that the Omicron variant is noted to be more transmissible than the Delta variant, and also more likely to infect people who previously had Covid-19," she said.While Omicron seems to cause a milder infection than Delta, Dr Choy cautions that its transmissibility is a cause for concern.

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The infection weakened her and she took two weeks to fully recover." Their daughter was asymptomatic. It offers a comprehensive look at how COVID-19 symptoms have changed over the course of the pandemic — most notably, with the advent of the Delta and Omicron variants. First reportedly discovered in Europe in March last year, Delta Plus is a subvariant of Delta and people infected with it exhibit similar symptoms. Three days after he arrived here on Dec 10, John was informed that a fellow flight passenger tested positive for the virus. John's 60-year-old mother-in-law and 76-year-old grandmother, who were also infected in May, managed to make a full recovery. Runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing, and sore throat were the top five symptoms among people in the UK who recorded a positive COVID-19 test in the past few weeks. Both were fully vaccinated while John and his wife were not then. "Everyone should be able to enjoy participating in our sport regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ability or disability, cultural or religious background.

He said:"With the Omicron variant, I had only a scratchy throat, but I was thankful my wife and child were still overseas as they too might have been infected again if they were with me. Loss of taste or smell was even less common, as the chart below shows. "The Delta Plus infection left me with body aches and a fever that lasted three days, and it took me a while to get better," he said." He was admitted to the National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) for eight days before he was discharged after testing negative. John said he is thankful his recent infection was mild, unlike his previous one in May. Omicron cases often start with a scratchy sore throat, headache, and congestion Dr. This time, his symptoms subsided after four days." Their daughter was asymptomatic. John, who completed two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine in October and November last year, believes the milder nature of Omicron and being fully inoculated offered him more protection against severe illness when he was reinfected. Most of those patients are vaccinated, he said, so their symptoms tend to be milder and relatively short-lived. local time (0600 GMT) on Jan.

Dr Choy Chiaw Yee, a consultant at NCID, noted that the risk of hospitalisation for those infected with Omicron is about one-third that of Delta, and Omicron seems to cause fewer deaths as well. "Although this may seem promising, it is important to note that the Omicron variant is noted to be more transmissible than the Delta variant, and also more likely to infect people who previously had Covid-19," she said. "It's a very prominent symptom," Moreno, an assistant professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine, told Insider. Both were fully vaccinated while John and his wife were not then. Dr Choy highlighted that vaccination is vitally important for people to guard against severe illness, with an 81 per cent reduction in the risk of hospitalisation for those who have three doses of a vaccine compared with unvaccinated Omicron cases. "The risk of hospitalisation is lower for Omicron cases with symptomatic or asymptomatic infection after the second or third dose of vaccine," she noted. If they're reporting it, they're saying that their throat feels raw. While Omicron seems to cause a milder infection than Delta, Dr Choy cautions that its transmissibility is a cause for concern. John said he is thankful his recent infection was mild, unlike his previous one in May.

She said:"If the number of Omicron cases continue to rise unchecked, the number of hospitalised patients and deaths will correspondingly rise and still put a burden on the healthcare system. At a December news briefing , Ryan Noach, CEO of Discovery Health, South Africa's largest private health insurer, said Omicron patients commonly report a scratchy throat first, followed by nasal congestion, dry cough, and body aches. "It is therefore vitally important for the public to complete their vaccination by taking their booster dose if they have not done so." Singapore recorded a decrease from the 832 recorded a day earlier. Vaccinated people, he added, "don't have those respiratory symptoms as much. More On This Topic Makes sense to live with Omicron and treat it as no different from other Covid-19 variants: Experts Dr Choy Chiaw Yee, a consultant at NCID, noted that the risk of hospitalisation for those infected with Omicron is about one-third that of Delta, and Omicron seems to cause fewer deaths as well. More than 290,000 Covid-19 cases have been reported so far. Some Omicron patients hit by night sweats; no such cases seen locally As the number of individuals infected with Omicron continues to rise worldwide, some are reporting a unique symptom associated with the Covid-19 variant - night sweats. Carlos Ramirez conducts an examination on Juan Perez, 50, in Oakland, California, on May 12, 2020.

According to the Mayo Clinic, night sweats are repeated episodes of extreme perspiration that may soak your clothes or bedding. "The risk of hospitalisation is lower for Omicron cases with symptomatic or asymptomatic infection after the second or third dose of vaccine," she noted. They are commonly associated with conditions such as anxiety disorders, thyroid disease or cancer. As of this month, less than 20% of people in the UK who recorded a positive COVID-19 test were logging the symptom into the Zoe app. While Omicron patients in South Africa and Britain have complained of night sweats, this has yet to be reported among local cases. Dr Choy Chiaw Yee, consultant at the National Centre for Infectious Diseases, said night sweats remain a rare symptom of the Omicron variant. In March, before Delta was detected and vaccines were widely available, 60% of UK adults ages 16 to 65 on the Zoe app reported loss of smell at some point in their illness. "It is therefore vitally important for the public to complete their vaccination by taking their booster dose if they have not done so. She said that based on early observation, individuals with the Omicron variant experience flu-like symptoms such as headache, fever, cough, general body pains and fatigue.

"Individuals with the Delta variant experience symptoms such as fever, loss of smell or taste, cough, shortness of breath and diarrhoea," she added. "I've seen a lot more people reporting fatigue as one of their main symptoms," he said. Dr Hsu Li Yang, an infectious diseases expert at the National University of Singapore's Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, noted that night sweats were hardly reported with previous variants of the virus and that this is an uncommon symptom among those infected with Omicron. Some Omicron patients hit by night sweats; no such cases seen locally As the number of individuals infected with Omicron continues to rise worldwide, some are reporting a unique symptom associated with the Covid-19 variant - night sweats. "In general, most infected persons will have mild cold or flu-like symptoms. They need rest. Vaccinated persons in particular will be either asymptomatic or have mild symptoms. "The Omicron variant is more transmissible and has a shorter incubation period, but thankfully, it is a less virulent variant, even for unvaccinated individuals," he said. They're napping more. While Omicron patients in South Africa and Britain have complained of night sweats, this has yet to be reported among local cases.

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