Lorraine reveals what you need to know about COVID-19's new Variant, Omicron
If you thought Covid pandemic was just starting to sizzle down then you’ve got another thing coming for you. Covid-19 has just introduced it’s newest thing on the menu named Omicron, not to be confused with the singer Omarion.
The Omicron variant of the Covid-19 virus was first discovered on November 26, 2021. Since then it has been discovered that this new variant of the virus spreads much faster than other variants. According to the New York Times, “Omicron cases are doubling every two to four days — a much faster rate than Delta… It is two to three times as likely to spread as Delta.”
It has also been discovered that Omicron infects cells through the nose when you breathe in and out of your nose.
The symptoms of the Omicron variant can overlap with those of other variants but it has been distinguished that the most common symptoms of Omicron are a sore throat, nasal congestion, dry cough, lower back pain and muscle pains. It’s said that Omicron attacks the muscles. It also seems that Omicron predominantly infects people who have already had Covid-19 in the past. In fact, “researchers estimated that the risk of reinfection with Omicron was about five times that of other variants.”
Booster shots have been strongly recommended by scientists in order for better protection against Omicron.
However, scientists are yet to find a cure for Omicron or any variant of the Covid-19 virus. For now all we can do is get vaccinated, boosted and keep our masks up in order to stay safe.