What We Know About Omicron Symptoms So Far

Don't rely on old hallmarks like cough and fever

1/12/2022 7:33:00 AM

There’s still a lot to be learned, but here’s what we know so far about the symptoms of Omicron

Don't rely on old hallmarks like cough and fever

.) It’s also not entirely clear whether Omicron is itself milder than other versions of COVID-19, or whether population-level immunity from vaccinations and previous exposures is mitigating some of its worst outcomes, Sterling says. It’s still a good idea to

, particularly if you’re not fully vaccinated or are otherwise vulnerable.Why do Omicron symptoms differ from those of other variants?Researchers are still trying to answer that question, but the key “obviously lies in those multiple genetic changes that we’ve seen” in this variant compared to old ones, Sterling says.

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It’s a cold. Headache that won’t go away even with painkillers, extreme fatigue, sleeping 18/24 (normal is 5/24), loss of appetite, sneezing and runny nose. Two weeks later and still have fatigue and loss of appetite. This may be milder but it’s still miserable and incapacitates you. 😭 We already know , it makes people cough that’s all

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India begins booster shots and bans election rallies as Covid cases surgeThe country recorded 179,723 fresh infections, including 4,033 Omicron cases, on Monday

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The three types of skin rashes that could be signs you have OmicronMOST Brits are now familiar with Omicron, and if you haven’t already had it, it’s likely you’ll know someone who has. Signs are a little bit different with the milder variant and … For all those who are new to this working from home Bitcoin trading options Here's a little tip: Get a trusted Bitcoin expert and stick to her Derrick_Jones39 Invest and play at similar times each day. Because : In times of chaos, your investment is your anchor to success⚖️ I'm still blaming the CCP bat lab woman. The only thing I ain't sure of is, was it intentional? Some sort of perverse experiment. A dry run. Speaking of Omicron 😅 This was posted on the Drudge Report. Maybe people are tired of complying. It seems like most folks haven't gotten the memo😅 This virus has brought out a very nasty side of humanity & people will not forget...

Pfizer CEO announces Omicron vaccine to be ready in MarchThe CEO of Pfizer, Albert Bourla, has said that a vaccine for the highly transmissible Omicron variant of Covid-19 will be ready in March and that the pharmaceutical company has begun manufacturing the doses. Well, could we answer this before we advance our big pharma defense strategy? JimMFelton What about the next variant after Omicron ? Thought booster was the one that is effective for Omicron? So by March will that be the 10th shot given 😂

WHO: More than 50% of Europeans face being infected with Omicron CovidWHO regional director Hans Kluge warned on Tuesday that the Omicron Covid variant represented a 'new west-to-east tidal wave sweeping across' the European region. More good news - I can't keep up. I’ve stayed home. I’m not liking this virus even Pfizer isn’t fool proof but it’s done better than Ox-AZ. Shame we didn’t just make Pfizer’s drug increase capacity here and just make one vaccine. That’s why it failed. Wow. This REALLY means that it’s working.

20m people in strict China lockdown after Omicron case confirmed | ITV NewsChina has stepped up its strict zero-Covid policy ahead of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. | ITV National News Their living in a fantasy world OOOOOOO.... shiver me timbers... 🤣🤣🤣🙄🤣🤣😎 They love locking people down over there. That's where Sturgeon gets it from.

how often this happens .) It’s also not entirely clear whether Omicron is itself milder than other versions of COVID-19, or whether population-level immunity from vaccinations and previous exposures is mitigating some of its worst outcomes, Sterling says. It’s still a good idea to , particularly if you’re not fully vaccinated or are otherwise vulnerable. Why do Omicron symptoms differ from those of other variants? Researchers are still trying to answer that question, but the key “obviously lies in those multiple genetic changes that we’ve seen” in this variant compared to old ones, Sterling says. Early data suggest Omicron mostly accumulates in the upper airways, as opposed to penetrating the lungs. This could help explain both its reduced lethality and, potentially, why it often causes upper respiratory symptoms, like runny nose and sore throat. But the variant is still new and research is ongoing. How can I tell if I’m infected with Omicron or another variant? When you take most standard COVID-19 tests , you’ll only get a positive or negative result; if you’re infected, it won’t tell you which strain is the culprit. You may never know unless health authorities send your sample out for genetic sequencing (and share the results with you). Symptoms offer clues, but even two people exposed to the virus at the same time could feel differently. If you’re sick enough to need hospitalization, doctors might want to know which strain infected you, because certain therapies don’t work as well against Omicron as other versions of COVID-19, Sterling says. But if you have a mild case, don’t spend too much energy trying to figure out which variant you caught. You’ll need to rest and isolate yourself from others until symptoms subside, no matter what. More Must-Read Stories From TIME What You're Going to Watch Next How