The Omicron Covid Variant And Potential Treatments

The Omicron Covid Variant And Potential Treatments

The novel coronavirus and the many variants of interest continue to make headlines. 

There’s been a lot of fuss all over the world regarding the latest variant of coronavirus – the Omicron variant. While the name sounds as if it were snatched from a sci-fi movie, the latest variant of coronavirus is able to freak out a lot of people.

Anywhere we look all over the media, all that we can see these days is the fact that Omicron is causing world panic. But are the symptoms associated with this covid variant enough to trigger such drama? Check out the latest reports below.

Omicron symptoms revealed 

Deseret online publication notes that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world. People have an idea of what Omicron symptoms look like for infected people.

“The ZOE COVID Study, which has analyzed thousands of COVID-19 cases and reported on symptoms of those cases, has revealed the top symptoms for people who were infected with the coronavirus at the time when the omicron variant likely started to spread,” according to CNBC.

The symptoms really seem to be similar to other coronavirus variants. Check out the top five symptoms. 

Runny nose.
Fatigue (either mild or severe).
Sore throat.

It’s been reported that the U.S. hospitals brace for a new surge of covid cases caused by the fast-spreading Omicron variant, doctors are warning of yet another challenge:

“the two standard drugs they’ve used to fight infections are unlikely to work against the new strain.”

For more than a year antibody drugs from Regeneron and Eli Lilly have been the go-to treatments for early covid signs, thanks to their ability to head off severe disease and keep patients out of the hospital.

But both drugmakers recently warned that lab testing suggests their therapies will be much less potent against Omicron

Dr. Michelle Groome who is an official at the National Institute for Communicable Diseases in South Africa, said in a tweet that the omicron variant “is likely to be milder because of our underlying immunity, rather than intrinsic virulence of the 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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