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MILD OMICRON COVID SYMPTOMS
MILD OMICRON COVID SYMPTOMS: We are in 2022, but the circumstances are looking quite similar to 2020 and 2021, and the Night curfews encircle us, lockdowns and restrictions again. The sound of an ambulance has again started reverberating. The same devastating news started coming again. The condition of the economy has started deteriorating again. All this is happening because of the new variant “Omicron”.
Covid 19 is changing, and various nations are discovering multiple variations. The Omicron variant is the latest covid mutation and the fifth variant to gain this status after Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta. However, Delta was the most dangerous variant until now, found in India in 2020. The new variant known as “Omicron” was recently discovered in South Africa. More than 50 mutations have been seen in this virus variant about the omicron variant. The spike protein that enables the virus to enter the body is observed very carefully because the virus spreads with the help of this protein, and 32 mutations have been discovered in the spike of protein in the Omicron, which means it has changed shape. It is claimed to be a massive jump in the evolution of the virus. That’s why it is more transmissible than previous variants.
MILD OMICRON COVID SYMPTOMS
Omicron patients are either asymptomatic or experience mild to moderate illness. Symptoms of Omicron are mild fever, fatigue, Runny nose, Headache, sore throat, and Sneezing; however, shortness of breath, loss of smell and taste are not being observed in the Omicron variant. Symptoms can also vary from person to person. Some common symptoms associated with Omicron
1. The beginning symptoms are similar to the common cold with a mild sore throat and having a mild fever that goes away on its own.
2. Fatigue which goes over a period.
3. Scratchy Throat.
4. Body pain
These symptoms are going away within 6-7 days. Still, there is a symptom that case was not reported in previous variants, and the non classical symptom that can be seen in the omicron variant is that “Loss of Appetite”.People infected with the omicron virus have noticed a loss of appetite. Only 50% of cases experience earlier classic symptoms of fever, cough, throat pain, loss of smell, and tastes coming out from Delta Variant.
What to do when we feel MILD OMICRON COVID SYMPTOMS?
The best way is to get an RT PCR test done and get genome sequencing, and if the test comes positive, the first step is to isolate, continue monitoring symptoms and take necessary precautions.
Do covid – 19 vaccines protect against the Omicron variant?
Unfortunately, It is claimed that the new variant may easily infect people who have caught up virus earlier and were vaccinated earlier. The omicron variant may potentially infect more senior citizens, children below ten age. Therefore the government has begun giving booster doses of the covid 19 to priority groups due to the surge of Covid cases. This booster dose has been dubbed as a preventive dose by PM Narender Modi. The government began administering vaccines to 15-18 years old children last week. However, it is assumed that this variant is less dangerous than previous variants. So it’s a sign of relief.
This saying is true: “Prevention is better than cure.” It’s best to focus on our body and emotional health, follow Covid guidelines, and share happiness than worrying about different variants. If we discover any symptoms, we should conduct an RT PCR test very away. We’ve already passed through the first and second waves, and we’ll pass through this one as well.