What is the Omicron virus? Symptoms of omicron
Is this the new normal ?
Several coronavirus variations have evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic as the virus, SARS-CoV-2, continues to change and adapt. The alterations in many of these variants have little or no effect on how the virus affects humans. However, some factors, such as genetic modifications in the delta variant, can make the coronavirus more contagious) than the original SARS-CoV-2 found in late 2019.In November 2021, a variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus emerged, and was named omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO).
When the vaccine came out we all thought it’s the end but is it really the end?
Omicron opposes the immune system and enters the body, no matter how many vaccine shots you’ve had. However, the severity of the infection is minimal, which is a comfort, but the main issue is that newborns and infants who were previously immune to the virus are now infected.
Now the main question arises: What are the symptoms of Omicron Variant?
Symptoms generally start with body ache, generalised weakness, fatigue, headache and fever in the initial days. Eventually, people will develop a cough, which is likely to be dry. They are also likely to develop cold, leading to water from the nose, sneezing etc. In at least 80 per cent cases, fever goes away in the first three days itself. However, if it persists, then that is a sign of moderate to severe infection which requires close monitoring. Since the Vaccines have failed to protect us from the virus it is important to wear a mask everytime we step out and follow all covid precautions to avoid contracting the virus.