The 20 most common Omicron symptoms revealed – as a large Covid study records the signs to look for.
The most reported symptoms of the mutant variant come from Britons who have been hit with the bug.
They documented what they experienced in the ZOE Covid Study – with the top 5 remaining being runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat.
But other symptoms in the top 20 include a hoarse voice, chills or shivers, brain fog, feeling dizzy, skipping meals and feeling depressed.
An extremely positive series of studies shows that Omicron IS is milder than other strains, with the first official UK report showing a 50 to 70 per cent lower risk of hospitalization compared to Delta.
Health officials have repeatedly said the Covid booster shots protect against Omicron and offer the best chance of weathering the pandemic.
The Sun’s Jabs Army campaign is helping to get vital additional vaccines in the UK’s arms to avoid the need for any new restrictions.
Dr Claire Steves, a reader at King’s College London working with the ZOE, begs the British to make sure they get a booster.
She explains their data shows that almost 50% of new daily cases are in people who have only been stabbed twice.
The expert advised caution over the next few weeks, warning the NHS was “under tremendous pressure” with the rest of the month set to be a “trial”.
Several trusts have declared “serious incidents” amid staff shortages and full beds.
Dr Steves said that while the number of cases is starting to slow on a positive note, the return of children to school is likely to rise again.
But if everyone who is eligible gets boosters, wears masks, gets tests, and records any new symptoms, that would be a huge help to stop the spread, she added.
Experts say anyone with a cold should avoid going outside to be safe.
New data from London shows the number of cases has dropped, after the Omicron outbreak broke out in the capital before Christmas.
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Top 20 Omicron symptoms:
- Sore throat
- Persistent cough
- Hoarse voice
- Is different
- Chills or shivers
- Brain fog
- Change smell
- Eye pain
- Unusual muscle pain
- Skipping meals
- Loss of sense of smell
- Chest pain
- Feel so down
Dr Steves said: “We can see that cases have actually decreased over the past week despite the New Year’s celebrations and now hospitalizations appear to be stabilizing, at least for now. hour.
“That probably means that in people’s New Year celebrations, they’ve been sensible.
“London seems to be mirroring the South African data, going uphill and down sharply.”
It comes after doctors from South Africa, where Omicron first took hold, said the country was now in “a good place”.
The wave there subsided about six weeks after the first cases were reported, before half the country was infected.
Professor Shabir Madhi, a vaccine expert, said the Omicron variant was “settled down a lot”, adding: “‘I think we’re in a good place in South Africa and I think we’ve hit it. to the turning point in this pandemic.”
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