Have you had Covid yet?
I’ve had it twice now, once last year and once this year… but I’m also immunocompromised.
Omicron is the newest COVID variant that was discovered this past November.
Some experts are saying that this variant is more transmissible between people, but they are still learning and studying this newest variant.
But what are the symptoms of this new variant?
The South African doctor that first discovered the Omicron variant said that the symptoms were ‘unusual but mild’ in an interview from November with The Telegram.
Their symptoms were so different and so mild from those I had treated before.Dr. Angelique Coetze – The Telegram
- Scratchy or Sore Throat
- Body Aches
- Extreme Fatigue
Out of the patients that Dr. Angelique Coetze treated, none had lost their sense of taste or smell.
The most common symptoms of COVID (in general) are:
- runny nose
- muscle aches
- gastrointestinal issues
- loss of taste and/or smell
Doctor’s are saying that there is still a lot that they do not know about this newest variant, but it does seem much milder with the symptoms.
The CDC says that if you have symptoms of COVID that you should get tested, even if you have been vaccinated with boosters because people will all 3 doses are still getting sick.
They have also said that if you are fully vaccinated and have been exposed but have no symptoms, that you should still get tested 5-7 days after exposure.
Some fully vaccinated people that test positive may not have noticible symptoms and can still spread the virus to others, so it’s best to still get tested.
Other illnesses that are on the rise right now are RSV, and the flu… both of which have symptoms similar to COVID symptoms.
I’ve noticed that more and more people are using at-home testing kits for quick answers and they should be more readily available to people soon.
The biggest thing is, if you feel sick… stay home, no matter what it may be, we don’t want to share cooties with each other.