The Omicron variant of COVID-19 has rattled global markets and led countries across the world to enforce new travel bans. But there are some early signs suggesting that Omicron fears may be overblown due to the mild nature of infections caused by the variant so far.
“Currently, there is no reason for panicking, as we don’t see severely ill patients,” Dr. Angelique Coetzee, chair of the South African Medical Association, told the Telegraph. Coetzee said COVID-19 patients infected with Omicron most often complain of “severe fatigue” for one or two days combined with headaches and body aches before their conditions improve. She said some patients also experience a dry cough or scratchy throat.
I'm not sure why all the brouhaha over this variant but I know my Greek alphabet. There are oodles of letters between delta and omicron. There've been a handful of cases of omicron. Any deaths? None that I've heard of.
So, gang. Let's be reasonable. As far as I can tell, there's no more reason to panic than there was over the lambda variant, or the mu, or the nu... until we know differently.