COVID 19 Update
The past two years have been extremely challenging for all of us. While we have learnt to co-exist with the deadly virus, there is still an aspect of unpredictability tied to it, which almost always takes us by surprise. A new COVID variant emerges every now and then, making it difficult for scientists and experts to find an ultimate solution.
As of late, COVID's Omicron variant has breached the walls of several countries, confirming that it is highly contagious. However, the heavily mutated variant, is said to be milder and possibly different from the previous strains.
Both Omicron and Delta variants share some common symptoms like mild fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue and body pain. However, loss of sense of smell is a less common trait with the Omicron variant.
During the Delta wave, loss of smell was one of the tell-tale signs of COVID-19, which helped differentiate between the SARs-COV-2 virus and a mild flu or cold. Additionally, this symptom lingered on for months after recovery. Currently, the following symptoms may all indicate an omicron infection:
- a sore throat,
- a runny nose,
- feeling fatigued
- frequent sneezing
- body aches
- night sweats
- loss of apetite
While it may feel like a usual cold or a flu, you are urged get yourself tested immediately.