The UK appears to have just ended its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections, although experts still fear another will arrive this fall once the weather changes, unless appropriate precautions are taken.
The country saw a 43% increase in coronavirus cases in early June, apparently as people flocked to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee over the four-day weekend.
Driven by the BA.4 and BA.5 variants of Omicron – the strain that spread very rapidly across the UK in December 2021 and January 2022 before gradually declining – cases continued to rise to a peak of around 4.6 million in mid-July before that. It gradually began to decline.
While August finds Britain in a much better place in terms of injuries, only approximately 120,000 per day According to a ZOE Health studyThe recent spike was a timely reminder that Covid is not gone and that we still need to be vigilant as new mutations continue to emerge around the world.
The approval of Moderna’s new Omicron syringe is a welcome development in the UK, and the injection may eventually play an important role in any further vaccine initiatives to come.
With that in mind, the following is an overview of some of the most common symptoms associated with this variant and its fully vaccinated offspring — and two early warning signs you may have it.
The most common symptoms when fully vaccinated
Researchers in Norway conducted a study with 111 out of 117 guests at a party on November 26, 2021, where there was an outbreak of Omicron.
Among the interviewed group, 66 had confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 15 probable cases of the virus.
Of the 111 participants, 89% received two doses of the mRNA vaccine and none received a booster dose.
According to the results published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology European watchThere were eight main symptoms that the fully vaccinated group of revelers experienced.
These were: persistent cough, runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fever and sneezing.
The study found that coughing, runny nose and fatigue were the most common symptoms in the vaccinated people, while sneezing and fever were less common.
Public health experts have also added nausea to this list of symptoms in vaccinated people who have had the Omicron variant.
While the vaccine protects against the more serious risks of the virus, it is still possible to catch Covid even if you receive a booster shot.
The mild nature of symptoms makes it difficult for people to distinguish the virus from the common cold.
But, according to Professor Tim Spector of the Zoe Covid Project, about 50 percent of today’s “new colds” are, in fact, Covid.
The first two warning signs you may have are OMICRON
Experts also suggest that there are two distinct symptoms that could be a sign that a positive test is approaching: fatigue and dizziness or fainting.
More than just feeling tired, fatigue can translate into physical aches and pains, causing muscle aches or weakness, headaches, and even blurry vision and loss of appetite.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee, private physician and president of the South African Medical Association, said: Good morning Great Britain This fatigue was one of the main symptoms of Omicron when the variant appeared in South Africa.
In fact, 40% of women reported experiencing fatigue due to Covid compared to a third of men, according to a WebMD survey that asked users how often they experienced fatigue from December 23, 2021, to January 4, 2022.
Dizziness or fainting is the second sign that you may have Omicron.
A report from Germany recently suggested a possible link between fainting and omicron after doctors in Berlin discovered that Covid was causing recurrent dizziness in a 35-year-old hospitalized patient.
German newspaper Arztezeitung Doctors said they could see a “clear link” between infection and fainting.
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