Expert Who Spotted The Omicron Variant Explains Symptom Severity

Expert Who Spotted The Omicron Variant Explains Symptom Severity

The Omicron covid variant is making headlines all over the place, and people are freaking out like there’s no tomorrow. But how severe are the symptoms that this variant can trigger? 

Omicron covid variant symptoms have been described as extremely mild 

CNBC just reported that covid symptoms linked to the new Omicron variant had been described as “extremely mild” by the South African doctor who first raised the alarm over the new strain.

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, told the BBC recently that she started to see patients around Nov.18 presenting with “unusual symptoms” that differed slightly from those associated with the Delta variant.


As you already know, the Delta variant is the most virulent strain of the virus to date and is globally dominant.

“It actually started with a male patient who’s around the age of 33 … and he said to me that he’s just [been] extremely tired for the past few days and he’s got these body aches and pains with a bit of a headache.”

This is what she told the BBC.

CNBC notes the following:

“The patient didn’t have a sore throat, she said, but more of a “scratchy throat” but no cough or loss of taste or smell — symptoms that have been associated with previous strains of the coronavirus.”

Omicron Covid Variant: Israel imposes travel ban for foreigners

The other day, we were revealing that it’s been just revealed by BBC that Israel is to ban foreigners from entering the country for 14 days and use surveillance to halt the spread of the new Covid variant, local media report.

The same article posted by BBC notes that the ban is expected to come into effect at midnight on Sunday, following full cabinet approval.

Stay tuned for more news and check out the latest reports on the novel virus. 

Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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