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Half the potential of Omicron than the long COVID-19 Delta, studies show

British researchers have found evidence that Omicron variants are unlikely to give you a long COVID-19.

News promotion: The study was peer-reviewed and published at Lancet The journal compared the risks of obtaining long COVID-19 from two different coronavirus strains.

detail: Around Today’s medical newsThey found that people infected with Omicron were 20% to 50% less likely to develop COVID-19 longer than those with the delta mutation.

  • However, nearly 5% of those who catch Omicron experience typical long COVID-19 symptoms such as fatigue, brain fog, headaches, heart problems, and other medical problems one month after infection. To do.
  • By signing up for a phone app called ZOECOVID Study, which was launched in March 2020, nearly 50,000 volunteers participated in the observation analysis. NBC News..

What they are saying: “It’s scary,” he said. Akiko IwasakiAn immunobiologist at Yale School of Medicine, who specializes in long COVID-19, said: NPR..

  • “People are’let’s get infected and get over it,’because Omicron is milder,” Iwasaki said.

Claire Steves, Senior Researcher, Senior Clinical Lecturer at King’s College London, NPR The total number of people infected with COVID-19 is “expected to increase.”

  • “The caveat is that so many people are affected because the Omicron variants are spreading so rapidly throughout our population,” Steves explained. “So it’s certainly not the time for us to reduce long COVID services.”

Symptoms of long COVID: according to Centers for Disease Control and PreventionCommon symptoms are:

  • Malaise.
  • heat.
  • Dyspnea or shortness of breath.
  • cough.
  • Chest pain.
  • Palpitations.
  • Forgetfulness.
  • headache.
  • Sleep problems.
  • Lightheadedness.
  • Changes in odor and taste.
  • Depression and anxiety.
  • diarrhea.
  • Stomach pain.
  • Pain in joints and muscles.
  • rash.
  • Changes in the menstrual cycle.

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https://www.deseret.com/coronavirus/2022/6/23/23180103/can-omicron-variants-cause-long-covid-symptoms-research Half the potential of Omicron than the long COVID-19 Delta, studies show

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