The five new symptoms of Omicron experts say to look out for

According to experts, the Omicron variant of Covid-19 looks quite different to what we have come to expect from the virus so far. Scientists in South Africa, where the new variant was first sequenced, have told people to look out for five new symptoms that may show that they have the latest mutation.

The NHS website lists the familiar symptom trio of “ fever, cough, and loss of smell” that everyone has come to know over the last two years. The early reports into the study of Omicron have revealed a scratchy throat, a dry cough, extreme tiredness, mild muscle aches and night sweats are the five new symptoms to appear.

Dr Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, was one of the first people to detect the Omicron strain. She noticed a “clinical picture that doesn’t fit Delta” back in November and began to inform health officials. She informed Sky News that Omicron is currently presenting as a “mild disease”. However, she stressed it is a “different picture in hospital admissions especially in unvaccinated people”. This comes as the UK’s Covid-19 alert level was raised due to the ‘substantial’ threat of rising admissions on the NHS and it recorded its highest ever number of daily cases.

The Health Secretary, Sajid Javid, told MPs: “While Omicron represents over 20% of cases in England, we’ve already seen it rise to over 44% in London and we expect it to become the dominant Covid-19 variant in the capital in the next 48 hours.”

Anyone with the three traditional symptoms has also been urged to order a free PCR test as soon as possible, as well as anyone with the five new symptoms – even though they were unavailable on the government’s website this morning due to “exceptionally high demand”, along with the usual lateral flow tests.


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    • CCW60

      16 December 2021 • 14:27

      GASP! It sounds like the common flu but hey let’s do a freak out and pretend we’re all gonna die! When will media finally admit that number of cases does NOT EQUAL number of deaths! The percentage of deaths among healthy individuals is 99.99 percent The percentage drops depending on whether you have serious health issues or are in you 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or up. Guess what…that’s exactly the same issue with the common flu. Chance of survival is nearly 100 percent unless you have other serious health issues or are in the aging, elderly population. Do any of us live forever? If a loved one dies from something else other than COVID is it any less painful of a loss? Why aren’t any of these so-called health experts telling people to get tested for the FLU first and if that test comes back negative then get a PCR test? Also, once someone has been diagnosed as having COVID why are they sent home with no early treatment until their lips turn blue and they must be admitted into hospital? Early treatment exists and is extremely helpful at preventing hospitalizations so why is no one using it? Who is benefiting monetarily by this push to vaccinate but do no early treatment which would eliminate the need for vaccinations for the majority of people? Is this an instance where we should perhaps follow the money?!

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      • dogot

        16 December 2021 • 16:30

        Agree 100%

        Reply
    • CCW60

      16 December 2021 • 14:27

      GASP! It sounds like the common flu but hey let’s do a freak out and pretend we’re all gonna die! When will media finally admit that number of cases does NOT EQUAL number of deaths! The percentage of deaths among healthy individuals is 99.99 percent The percentage drops depending on whether you have serious health issues or are in you 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or up. Guess what…that’s exactly the same issue with the common flu. Chance of survival is nearly 100 percent unless you have other serious health issues or are in the aging, elderly population. Do any of us live forever? If a loved one dies from something else other than COVID is it any less painful of a loss? Why aren’t any of these so-called health experts telling people to get tested for the FLU first and if that test comes back negative then get a PCR test? Also, once someone has been diagnosed as having COVID why are they sent home with no early treatment until their lips turn blue and they must be admitted into hospital? Early treatment exists and is extremely helpful at preventing hospitalizations so why is no one using it? Who is benefiting monetarily by this push to vaccinate but do no early treatment which would eliminate the need for vaccinations for the majority of people? Is this an instance where we should perhaps follow the money?!

      Reply
      • dogot

        16 December 2021 • 16:30

        Agree 100%

        Reply
    • CCW60

      16 December 2021 • 14:27

      GASP! It sounds like the common flu but hey let’s do a freak out and pretend we’re all gonna die! When will media finally admit that number of cases does NOT EQUAL number of deaths! The percentage of deaths among healthy individuals is 99.99 percent The percentage drops depending on whether you have serious health issues or are in you 70’s, 80’s, 90’s or up. Guess what…that’s exactly the same issue with the common flu. Chance of survival is nearly 100 percent unless you have other serious health issues or are in the aging, elderly population. Do any of us live forever? If a loved one dies from something else other than COVID is it any less painful of a loss? Why aren’t any of these so-called health experts telling people to get tested for the FLU first and if that test comes back negative then get a PCR test? Also, once someone has been diagnosed as having COVID why are they sent home with no early treatment until their lips turn blue and they must be admitted into hospital? Early treatment exists and is extremely helpful at preventing hospitalizations so why is no one using it? Who is benefiting monetarily by this push to vaccinate but do no early treatment which would eliminate the need for vaccinations for the majority of people? Is this an instance where we should perhaps follow the money?!

      Reply
      • dogot

        16 December 2021 • 16:30

        Agree 100%

        Reply

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