The most common omicron variant symptoms don’t often include the “classic three” COVID-19 symptoms.
Driving the news: Recent survey data found that people infected with COVID-19 from the omicron variant are experiencing various omicron symptoms.
- Headaches are some of the most common COVID-19 symptoms from the omicron variant.
- Nightsweats have also made headlines as a possible omicron variant symptom.
- Vomiting and loss of appetite have also become common omicron variant symptoms, as I reported for the Deseret News.
Quote: “Quite a few of them had nausea, slight temperature, sore throats and headaches,” Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, recently told The Daily Express in the U.K.
Why it matters: The omicron variant symptoms seem so different compared to previous COVID-19 strains, which might make people less inclined to get tested for COVID-19.
What to know: None of these symptoms are the “classic three,” which are often seen as new cough, fever and loss or change to taste and smell, according to The Daily Express.
The bigger picture: This fits in with the bigger picture that omicron variant symptoms are different than the previous COVID-19 symptoms felt from earlier strains, like delta and other strains.