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Omicron, Common cold symptoms

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  • Opublikowany 17 gru 2021
  • the medical people I interact with at the hospital are far more optimistic than I've seen them since this all began in April last year
    Nobody want's to tempt fate or speak to loudly just yet ,,,its like walking on egg shells at the moment -
    But there are open beds and they're not filling up just yet - in fact there are 2 more beds now than last weekend.
    Kind regards,
    Dr. Anthony Fauci
    When you have a larger number of people getting infected, the total amount of hospitalizations is going to be more. That's just simple math
    Omicron and cold-like symptoms rapidly taking over in London
    Data up to 11th December 2021
    In people with at least two doses in the UK
    Currently 27,000 new daily symptomatic cases
    An increase of 6% from 25,411 new daily cases last week
    London is currently seeing a rapid rise in positive cases
    Driven by omicron
    Prevalence in the UK
    One in 57 currently have symptomatic COVID
    ZOE’s predicted Long COVID incidence rate
    1,418 people a day will go on to experience symptoms for longer than 12 weeks
    Omicron symptoms
    Initial analysis of symptom data from positive cases in London
    To compare Delta and Omicron symptoms
    London data was selected from a week in October
    With the most recent week ending 10th December
    This initial analysis found no clear differences in the early symptoms (3 days after test) between Delta and Omicron.
    The top five symptoms reported in the ZOE app
    runny nose
    fatigue (either mild or severe)
    sore throat
    SA Patients presentations
    Blocked or runny nose
    Scratchy or sore throat
    Body aches
    NHS official symptoms
    The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are:
    a high temperature
    a new, continuous cough
    a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste
    Professor Tim Spector
    Omicron is set to be the dominant strain in the UK by Christmas,
    and in the New Year cases could hit a peak higher than anything we’ve ever seen before.
    Hopefully people now recognise the cold-like symptoms which appear to be the predominant feature of Omicron.
    Ahead of Christmas, if people want to get together and keep vulnerable family members safe,
    I’d recommend limiting social contact in the run up to Christmas,
    and doing a few Lateral Flow Tests just before the big family gathering.

Komentarze • 0

  • 0l0dom40l0

    Why can't we have this type of report broadcast on the news for everyone to watch, instead of all the usual biased nonsense? Then people can make their own informed decisions! Great work as always

  • Patty Raczynski

    That was the best explanation of Omicron that I have seen. Thank God this physician has some common sense. Here in the United States, we are surrounded by fear mongering, politically driven information, and out right lies. Thank you Doctor…i feel so much better.

  • Suzie Que

    I've got covid for the first time this week, it seems to have given me a little bit of an upset tummy too, I've got most of the other symptoms but no sore throat and not really noticed any shortness of breath up to now. Love Dr John's videos, so informative.


    I have omicron, I tested positive on an at home test that I took on Friday, I’m isolating at the moment. But to anyone who’s scared of getting it, ofc avoid getting it if you can, but if you do it really is just like a cold. My symptoms are: scratchy dry throat, coughing, sneezing and eye watering, headache, tiredness. It started out as my muscles aching but that went when the other symptoms came in. Much love to everyone 💕 I know that Dr John can explain this much better but I hope my experience with having it will help someone. If anyone has any questions please do ask! I’m not a medical professional but I can answer with my experience.

  • Andrea Adams

    Ive been watching John since COVID started and he’s the only one I trust. No politics! Just the truth.

  • Diadlo
    Diadlo  +48

    Seems I got the Omicron variant, the effects came surprisingly fast, only 2 days, but it's also limited to a very mild cough, a headache and muscle fatigue.

  • Kevin Talbot

    can you do a video comparing countries with lots of restrictions, maskes, jabs, lockdowns etc and compare hospitalisations and deaths to countries with minimal measures?

  • johnpaul second

    john always impresses me as the kind of clinician you want to listen to for a daily or weekly birds eye view, the one who excells at presenting at grand rounds because the expose given is in every respect relevance driven. i began following his presentations early on in 2020. Congratulations John for providing an exceptionally rare and much needed brilliance in perspective.

  • regulem1
    regulem1  +13

    I tested positive for covid 5 days ago and I firmly believe that it’s Omicron. I got my last vaccine 4 months ago so my antibodies aren’t the best, and while I’m still sick it’s not that bad. My symptoms are; congestion, mucus in chest, scratchy throat from sinus drip, and mild fatigue. Never lost my sense of smell or taste and never ran a fever higher than 99.9. The worst part is the congestion by far. While I am younger in my mid 20’s I believe this Omicron is nothing to be scared of as long as you have no underlying health conditions. Even if I didn’t have my vaccine I believe it still would have been a mild case. Thought I would share my experience. Everyone stay safe and stay healthy.

  • Sherlock Holmes

    Wish we had somebody like this in Canada!

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smith  +126

    Analysing the symptoms, Omicron would also appear to be what was previously known as 'a cold'.

  • Lille MY

    I think you really are saving lifes,Dr Campbell! So much fear, people give up. The Media and how this pandemic has been precented with" worstcase senarios" You and the Doctor from South Africa Angelique Coetzee are like water on burning bushes. Thank you

  • Ken R.
    Ken R.  +784

    Can we just appreciate the fact that Dr. John has been in beast mode pumping pumping out these videos as a public service for all of us around the world!

  • Mikel Kirby

    As an American, I appreciate his tone and data. Yes, the Omicron is here and yes, there shall be more cases because of the Holidays and the winter is yet to be upon us. But his data is encouraging. Thank you.

  • stephanie fenelon

    You always give great information and advice. You are the equivalent of our Professor Luke O'Neill here in Ireland. I appreciate you both so very much. Stay safe everyone

  • Larry Katz

    Just tested positive in an at home rapid antigen test for COVID-19. My symptoms are exactly the 5 listed in this video, runny nose, cough, sneeze, sore throat, slight headache. FYI, I am in New Jersey in the USA. BTW, I am triple vaccinated. Moderna for the first two, then Pfizer for the third.

  • Meleena Bradley

    Across the pond here and the news media scared 😱 me to the point I was paralyzed mentally with covid but having people who explain it like this is so important!

  • Laura lee

    You are so right about symptoms. I have all symptoms listed but also body ache and backache. I looked up Covid symptoms and I had none of those. I ended up taking a Covid test just in case. Four days after I felt unwell and I have it, thank goodness i did not go anywhere by chance since the 24th Dec, and have not had any visitors.


    This is absolutely the most efficient, on time as possible, news a person can get. I love this guy because he is not showing anything but real results and tests. The only real non-fake news I will accept

  • Leogem
    Leogem  +2

    I was interested in the difference between UK symptoms and South Africa symptoms. I had Covid last week and other people who tested positive (following the same event) were told it was Omicron. My number one symptom was muscle pain as in South Africa. Even though I'm double vaccinated. I've never had Covid before as far as I'm aware, had two doses of AZ the last mid June and I'm in my early 40's.