Nonetheless, it is important to stay alert and react accordingly if you spot the warning signs of the new variant.
If the variant proves more transmissible than previous strains, stemming transmission will save lives and ease pressure on the healthcare system.
Data are scarce on the symptoms to look for but doctors in South Africa – where the variant was first detected – have provided important clues.
At a briefing convened on Monday by South Africa’s Department of Health, general practitioner doctor Unben Pillay listed the symptoms that omicron patients were reporting.
Published at Mon, 06 Dec 2021 08:27:00 +0000