The coronavirus pandemic lasted for two years, and during this time, our lives probably changed for good. The nightmares that we’ve all been through will have a memory that’s going to stick with us forever.
Now, it’s been reported that scientists recently discovered a new coronavirus variant that combines the omicron variant and the delta variant of the novel coronavirus.
The new variant — called “deltacron” — combines the spike protein of the omicron variant with the “body” of the delta variant, according to a new study posted on Tuesday on medRxiv.
Deseret notes that keeping that in mind, we have to look at the top delta variant symptoms and omicron variant symptoms to be aware of as the variant emerges.
Omicron and Delta symptoms
The top delta variant symptoms
The delta variant started to spread across the United States in the late summer and early fall of 2021, and all this delayed a return to normal in the country.
The Food and Drug Administration at that point released a list of the eight delta variant symptoms to be mindful of:
Fever and chills.
Sore throat or cough.
Low energy and fatigue.
Loss of sense of smell.
Loss of sense of taste.
Symptoms like a common cold.
The top omicron variant symptoms
By January, symptoms had emerged for the omicron variant. Business Insider used data from the Zoe COVID Symptom Study to identify the top 14 omicron variant symptoms:
Chills or shivers.
Loss of smell.
New report on coronavirus
It’s been just revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the BA.2 subvariant is responsible for about 1-in-10 covid 19 cases in the country, according to Reuters.
That number represents a 5% increase from the previous week, per U.S. News and World Report.
The World Health Organization said the BA.2 has been spreading fast globally, too, according to the same official reports.
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