The Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus has proven to be pretty cunning since it started infecting the world. Known to be far more contagious than other variants, Omicron managed to surprise scientists a few times.
The list of symptoms associated with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus might need to be updated. According to DeseretNews, Amy Robach, who’s a co-author for Good Morning America, spoke about two COVID symptoms that she dealt with after a breakthrough infection.
Watch out for lower back pain and exhaustion
The two symptoms that Robach is talking about are exhaustion and lower back pain. She initially thought that training runs were to blame for the symptoms, not COVID. However, studies indicated before that back pain is one of the COVID symptoms that can kick in and even linger.
Robach wrote via Instagram, as DeseretNews quotes:
Just thought I was pushing myself too hard with my training runs!! It’s now day 6 since symptoms started, so hopefully getting stronger every day, was even able to jog a few slow miles in the snow — no one else was crazy enough to run in that ❄️ so had the path to myself! Hunkering down now and wishing everyone a safe and beautiful weekend.
Unfortunately, scientists have found a COVID variant that’s even more contagious than Omicron. Known as BA.2, it’s actually a subvariant of Omicron, to be more precise. Omicron is known as the BA.1 variant. The BA.2 variant is 1.5 times more contagious than the original Omicron strain, and it’s already present in half of the United States.
As the coronavirus still spreads across the world, it’s interesting to see if Omicron’s end will also mark the end of the ongoing pandemic, as some researchers hope. Protecting our health is always a good thing to do, regardless of being under pandemic times or not.