Omicron is causing symptoms that are different from Delta, with the virus becoming more cold-like. There are a few early warning symptoms to be aware of that could be misinterpreted as a cold, the Sun reported.
Headaches, runny noses, and sneezing are just a few of the symptoms.
Although the symptoms of the Covid-19 omicron variety may be similar to those of a common cold, scientists caution that patients should not underestimate the risks posed by the more transmissible strain.
However, there is one indication that a specialist keeps bringing up for sufferers. According to Professor Tim Spector, the creator of the Zoe Covid Symptom Study App, as people get sick with Omicron, they are reporting sore throats, The Sun report said.
He explained that a ‘sore throat’ is an ‘important indication’ of the recent variant and that people also complained of ‘scratchy type of sore throat’ that is quite painful. This is a symptom that is not found so far with other colds.
Experts believe that omicron is considerably more transmissible than the delta form, and that it will soon become the prevalent strain worldwide.
Omicron’s climb to prominence is extraordinary, given that the World Health Organization only declared it a “variant of concern” on Nov. 26, two days after South Africa reported its discovery.
Cough, weariness, and headache were the top three complaints reported, according to the Office for National Statistics.
A new persistent cough, a loss of taste and smell, and a high temperature are still listed as major indications of Covid by the NHS.
However, if a person suspects he has Covid based on any known symptoms, he should get a test, isolate for five days, and wait for lateral flows to be released. This comes as official new data shows that booster shots reduce the risk of dying from Omicron by 95%.
The influence of the third shot on mortality in over-50s was studied by the UK Health Security Agency. According to Professor Spector, it is important that critical that people use their newfound freedoms with responsibility and contribute to decreasing the numbers and prevent the virus from spreading.