Omicron

Omicron Symptoms 2 Days Shorter Than Delta

Omicron Signs 2 Days Shorter Than Delta

April 8, 2022The COVID-19 symptoms caused by the Omicron variant tend to last about two days shorter than symptoms from the Delta variant, according to a new study published in The Lancet.In addition, among fully vaccinated people, a symptomatic Omicron infection was 25% less likely to result in a hospital admission as compared with Delta.“The…

Omicron Linked With Croup in Babies

Omicron Linked With Croup in Infants

(Reuters) – The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing a dramatic rise in cases of croup in babies and toddlers, new data suggest. From the start of the pandemic until mid-January 2022, emergency physicians at Boston Children’s Hospital treated 75 children with croup, all but one of whom had COVID infections. Eighty percent of…

Omicron sub-variant found in 57 countries: WHO

Omicron sub-variant present in 57 international locations: WHO

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain A sub-variant of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus strain, which some studies indicate could be even more infectious than the original version, has been detected in 57 countries, the WHO said Tuesday. The fast-spreading and heavily mutated Omicron variant has rapidly become the dominant variant worldwide since it was first detected…