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Omicron Changing the Game: New Testing and Treatment Protocols May Be Called For
The Omicron surge has surpassed the Delta’s numbers dramatically, and this is owing to its higher transmissibility and faster ability to produce symptoms. Its unique characteristics make established testing and treatment protocols insufficient, forcing us to rethink our efforts to fight it.
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5 Important Lessons From U.S. Doctor Who Tests Positive for COVID-19
Dr. Faheem Younus, a certified physician executive and award-winning clinician in the United States, has tested positive for Omicron in the week of January 1, 2022. On January 15, exactly two weeks since the onset of his symptoms, he took to his Twitter account to share five things he learned from his experience.
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Fusion of Delta and Omicron Variants Called Deltacron Discovered in Over 25 Cases
Amid Omicron’s path of destruction, a new threat has been identified by researchers in Cyprus: Deltacron, a fusion of the preceding Delta strain and the current variant of concern, Omicron. Although some people have been infected by both Delta and Omicron, the Deltacron strain has different properties that make it alarming.
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Stay Aware, Stay Safe: Initial COVID-19 Symptoms in Children
Doctors have identified five signs that a child might be infected with Omicron. These include fever, runny nose, sore or itchy throat, body aches and pains, and dry cough. If your child exhibits any of these symptoms but the effects are mild, they do not need to be admitted to a hospital.
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Common Symptoms of Latest COVID-19 Surge, As Told By Front-line Workers
As new patients flood hospital rooms and fill up hospital beds, frontline workers have identified the common symptoms of the latest surge, a huge chunk of which is made up of Omicron. Their observations support initial evidence that vaccinations and boosters can make a huge difference in how COVID-19 affects the body — they make it a hundred-fold less severe and less fatal.
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