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Omicron Symptoms: How They Compare with Other Coronavirus Variants

Experts say the Omicron variant appears to have symptoms similar to other coronavirus variants. They say fever, cough, and shortness of breath are among the symptoms. So are muscle aches. However, some people who have been diagnosed with Omicron so far don’t report a significant loss of taste and smell.
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What patients may ask about the emerging COVID-19 Omicron variant

As the U.S. continues to struggle with the dangerous COVID-19 Delta variant, a new SARS-CoV-2 strain has emerged: Omicron. While much remains unknown about the transmissibility and severity of the new variant—and how effective the currently approved and authorized COVID-19 vaccines will be in protecting people against it—doctors, scientists and public health officials are working hard to better understand the Omicron variant.
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Omicron’s Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios

World, meet Omicron; Omicron, meet a lot of people who are very, very anxious to know more about you. The arrival of the newest coronavirus variant, first identified in Botswana and South Africa and now present in the United States, might be bad news, or it might be terrible news—or maybe it’s just a temporary distraction from Delta. Ultimately, Omicron’s effect on the course of the pandemic will be determined by three factors: its transmissibility; the degree to which it evades our existing immune defenses; and its virulence, or the severity of the disease that it causes. If Omicron turns out to jump between hosts with ease, blow past our neutralizing antibodies, and cause unusually dangerous complications, we’ll all be in deep trouble. But it could also turn out to do a lot of other things, with more subtle implications. If Omicron ends up being super contagious, for example, but mild in its symptoms, that might even be a good thing—a perfect variant, just in time for Christmas.
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First Confirmed Case of Omicron Variant Detected in the United States

The California and San Francisco Departments of Public Health have confirmed that a recent case of COVID-19 among an individual in California was caused by the Omicron variant (B.1.1.529). The individual was a traveler who returned from South Africa on November 22, 2021. The individual had mild symptoms that are improving, is self-quarantining and has been since testing positive. All close contacts have been contacted and have tested negative.
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How Nervous Should We Be About Omicron? Advice From Boston Doctors

How worried should we be about the new omicron COVID-19 variant? And are its symptoms any worse than previous strains?. Even as the first handful of cases have now been identified in the United States, there are still a lot of questions about the variant. NBC10 Boston asked three top...
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First presumed omicron variant COVID-19 case found in Missouri; Delta remains prominent strain

The first presumed positive case of the new COVID-19 omicron variant has been identified in Missouri, the Department of Health and Senior Services said Friday. Omicron, which has been labeled a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, has been identified in several countries around the world and in several U.S. states in recent days. Much is still unknown about the new variant, including whether it is more transmissible than other variants, how severe disease resulting from infection can be or the efficacy of existing vaccines against the strain.
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Sun Chronicle

Symptoms of omicron? Virus fatigue and anger in the Attleboro area

While much is unknown about the latest variant of the coronavirus — it’s seriousness, transmissibility and ability to evade vaccines — it appears to already have had at least a couple of widespread impacts: weariness and not a little bit of anger. A request for comment on The Sun Chronicle’s...
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