COVID-19 November 29, 2021 | 1:36 pm

The Omicron variant has different symptoms than other covid strains.

Health workers and vaccination assistants in Makati City, Manila. AFP Agency.

The vaccine and the mask are the main tools in the face of this new variant

Santo Domingo, DR

The symptoms presented by the new variant of coronavirus detected in South Africa are different from other strains predominated in the pandemic, which could cause people to be confused and not seek medical assistance in time.

According to the explanations of Dr. Evangelina Soler, president of the Dominican Society of Pulmonology and Thorax Surgery, the Omicron variant usually presents with muscle pain, general malaise. Still, the characteristic symptoms of lack of smell and taste are not so present as the previous strains of the coronavirus.

“We are struck by the fact that in the cases studied of the isolates in South Africa, the presentation symptoms are different from the usual ones of the SARS-CoV-2 virus,” he said.

“We are struck by the fact that in the cases studied of the isolates in South Africa, the presenting symptoms are different from the usual ones of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. “”
Evangelina Soler, president of the Dominican Society of Pulmonology

He said that the new variant of “concern,” Ómicron, has mutations as its main characteristics, which makes it more dangerous from the point of view of contagion, “because even people who are vaccinated and who have already been given the covid are at risk of suffering from this new variant.”

The clinical presentation is milder, which could cause people to become confused and seek medical help a little later, he warned.

It usually presents with muscle pain and general malaise, but the characteristic symptoms of lack of smell and taste are not as present as previous coronavirus strains.

The mask and the vaccine

The specialist called on the population to complete their vaccination schedule and to use the mask correctly.

“It is important that the population recognizes the fundamental role that the mask plays, which is decisive, and although mutations may impact those already vaccinated, it is important to maintain their vaccination scheme, because despite the fact that they can be infected, those already infected have less risk of facing a serious disease, “he says.

He added that the contagion is more significant in this new variant, according to the experts who have reviewed the first cases associated with this strain, so it is essential to consider that Ómicron is within the concern for its degree of affection.

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Alfredo
November 29, 2021 2:27 pm

Another of the many tactics to continue the fear porno…the covidians are alive and well…

Arby
November 29, 2021 4:13 pm
Reply to  Alfredo

Name the tactics, or sit down….enough!

John Conor
November 29, 2021 7:52 pm
Reply to  Arby

24/7 propaganda

Greg
November 30, 2021 5:17 am
Reply to  Arby

hey arby you probably been wearing a mask for 2 years . you are probably double vaxxed . no worries for you right .

joker
December 1, 2021 4:08 am
Reply to  Greg

right

joker
December 1, 2021 4:07 am
Reply to  Alfredo

LOL

Mr. Sensible
November 29, 2021 6:51 pm

So, in other words….the frigging COMMON COLD!!! Shyte man…time to get a grip!

joker
December 1, 2021 4:09 am
Reply to  Mr. Sensible

SARS/ ventilators a tad more serious than a head cold

Tostones
January 9, 2022 1:29 pm

if the shot worked then you wouldn’t need the mask which doesn’t work either. anyone can get this and spread it its like the flu. move on already the CDC is clueless