China It has put nearly 30 million people under strict isolation measures after the country posted a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections, which hit a two-year high.
The country has taken some of the most drastic measures since the start of the pandemic, even though its number of cases is low compared to other major countries because it has tied itself so tightly to a “zero covid” strategy.
The latest increase is due to omicronreported as the dominant variant.
First detected in southern Africa Y Hong Kong in November 2021, Omicron soon confirmed itself as the dominant variant in the United States in early 2022.
Here, we take a look at some of the most common symptoms with the new variant for fully vaccinated people, and two early warning signs that you might have it.
Most common symptoms in people with a complete vaccination schedule
Researchers in Norway conducted a study in which they interviewed 111 of the 117 guests at a party on November 26, 2021 where there was an omicron outbreak. Of the group interviewed, 66 had confirmed cases of covid-19 and there were another 15 possible cases of the virus.
Of the 111 participants, 89 percent had received two doses of one vaccine of mRNA and none had received a booster vaccination.
According to findings published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology eurosurveillancethere were eight key symptoms among the fully vaccinated group of partygoers.
These were cough, runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle pain, fever, and sneezing.
The study found that coughing, runny nose and fatigue were among the most common symptoms in people vaccinated, while sneezing and fever were the least common.
Public health experts also added nausea to the list of symptoms in vaccinated people who contracted the omicron variant.
Although the vaccine protects against the most serious risks of the virus, it is still possible to get covid-19 even if you have both vaccines and a booster.
The mild intensity of the symptoms makes it difficult for people to distinguish the virus from a common cold.
But, according to Professor Tim Spectorone of those responsible for the ZOE Symptom Study app, about 50 percent of “‘new colds’ today are, in fact, covid.”
Two Early Warning Signs You Might Have Omicron
Experts also suggest that there are two different symptoms that could be a sign that a positive test is just around the corner: fatigue and dizziness or fainting.
More than just feeling tired, fatigue can translate into physical pain by causing muscle pain or weakness, headaches, and even blurred vision and loss of appetite.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private physician and president of the South African Medical Association, commented for good morning britain that fatigue was one of the main symptoms of omicron when the variant emerged in South Africa.
In fact, 40 percent of women reported suffering from fatigue due to Covid-19 compared to a third of men, according to a survey by Web MD that asked users how often they felt fatigue from Dec. 23. to January 4.
Dizziness or fainting is the second sign that you might have omicron. A new report from Germany suggested there is a link between fainting and omicron after doctors in Berlin discovered that covid-19 was causing recurrent fainting in a 35-year-old patient admitted to hospital.
the german newspaper Ärztezeitung He said doctors could see a “clear connection” between the infection and the fainting spells.
Scientists warning of a premature end to covid-19 restrictions in England
Boris Johnson, meanwhile, is pushing ahead with plans to end all nationwide Covid-19 restrictions in England a month ahead of schedule, a move scientists have called “very brave or very stupid.”
On Wednesday, the prime minister said that, “as long as the current encouraging trends in the data continue, I hope we can end the latest national restrictions, including the legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive, with one month’s notice.”
To be sure, in the UK there has been a significant drop in new infections since early January, when the highly transmissible omicron variant pushed infections to over 200,000 a day.
The current case number is now about a third of that: the seven-day average as of Sunday is 69,296, the lowest since mid-December.
Hospitalizations are also falling, but government data shows there are still more hospitalized patients receiving treatment for the virus now than during most of 2021.
Looking at the figures, there were 13,126 people in the hospital due to the coronavirus to February 10, 2022. Discounting the recent spike in January, the number of people in the hospital had not been at such a high level since February 26, 2021.
Professor Tim Spector, who leads the Zoe app covid-19 study at King’s College London, said removing the five days of isolation for infected people was “insane”.
“I think it’s… to give the impression that Britain, that the UK has beaten covid, I think that’s the totally wrong way to do it,” he concluded.