Symptoms Of Omicron Variant: The First Thing To Do After You Feel Symptoms

The ommicron variant continues to increase in the United States, forcing millions of Americans to get tested for COVID-19.

  • But there aren’t many tests available right now. So what should you do?

Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina, the chief medical officer of telehealth company eMed, told CNN there is an immediate step you must take.

  • “Most importantly, if you’re feeling symptoms, assume you’re positive at this point, especially since Omicron is so prevalent,” Mina said.

Mina said people can take a quick test and see a faint line on it to indicate a positive infection. But even a minor infection is still a COVID-19 infection.

  • “Does it mean you walk into a room and be a super-spreader? New. But does it mean you have to go to your 90-year-old grandmother and hug her? I’d say no, I wouldn’t. I personally wouldn’t want to sit next to anyone who is still positive on these tests,” Mina told CNN.

A recent study – by the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Department of Microbiology at the University Hospital of Oslo in Oslo, Norway – examined how quickly the omicron variant can spread.

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