The UK appears to have just seen its fifth wave of Covid-19 infections, but experts fear another one could arrive this autumn if precautions are not taken as the weather changes.
In early June, the country saw a 43 percent increase in cases of coronavirus, a four-day weekend as people gathered to celebrate the Queen’s platinum jubilee.
Caused by the BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of Omicron – the strain that spread so quickly in the UK in December 2021 and January 2022 that it gradually disappeared – cases continued to rise to an average peak of 4.6 million cases. – Until the month of July slowly starts to decline.
August found the UK in a much better place in terms of infections, with only around 120,000 a day according to ZOE Health research, but the latest rise is a timely reminder that Covid has not gone away and we still need to be vigilant. Mutations are occurring worldwide.
The approval of Moderna’s new Omicron-specific coating is a welcome development for the UK, and the vaccine could play an important role in any future vaccine drives.
With that in mind, below is an overview of some of the most common symptoms associated with that variant and its fully vaccinated offspring, and two early warning signs that you may have it.
The most common symptoms for those who are fully vaccinated
Researchers in Norway interviewed 111 of the 117 guests who attended the Omicron launch party on November 26, 2021.
Of the group surveyed, 66 had recent cases of Covid and 15 had possible cases of the virus.
Of the 111 participants, 89 percent received two doses of mRNA vaccine and none received a booster.
According to findings published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology EurosurveillanceParticipants in the party who were fully vaccinated had eight main symptoms.
They are: persistent cough, runny nose, fatigue, sore throat, headache, muscle aches, fever and sneezing.
The study found that cough, runny nose and fatigue were among the most common symptoms in vaccinated people, while sneezing and fever were the least common.
Public health experts have also reported nausea in vaccinated people infected with the Omicron variant.
Although the vaccine protects against serious risks of the virus, you can still get Covid even if you have two shots and a booster shot.
The mild nature of the symptoms makes it difficult for people to distinguish the virus from the common cold.
However, according to Professor Tim Spector of the Zoe Covid Project, currently 50 per cent of “new flu” cases are actually Covid.
Two early warning signs that you may have Omicron
Experts also say there are two distinct symptoms that can be a sign of a positive test: fatigue and dizziness or fainting.
More than just feeling tired, fatigue can lead to body aches through muscle aches or weakness, headaches, and even blurred vision and loss of appetite.
This was announced by Dr. Angelique Coetzee, a private practitioner and president of the South African Medical Association Good morning Britain That fatigue was one of the main features of the Omicron variant when it came out in South Africa.
According to a WebMD survey that asked users how often they felt tired between December 23, 2021 and January 4, 2022, 40 percent of women said they struggled with fatigue due to Covid, compared to a third of men.
Dizziness or fainting is another sign that you may have Omicron.
A recent report from Germany suggested a possible link between fainting spells and Omicron after doctors in Berlin found that Covid had caused recurrent dizziness in a 35-year-old hospitalized patient.
German newspaper Arztezeitung said doctors could see a “clear link” between the infection and the loss of consciousness.