Long Covid: What is it and what are the symptoms?
Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH @ashishkjha
What would ideal COVID Isolation guidance be?
Once rapid antigen tests are cheap & ubiquitous
1. Isolate for first 5 days
2. Then test daily
3. Negative X 2 days? End isolation. Good to go
4. Positive? Remain in isolation until 2 negs or 10 days
I think its that simple
Omicron symptoms: Is a runny nose a cold or Covid?
BBC: 23 December 2021
The CDC says that people who test positive for COVID-19 only need to isolate themselves for 5 days if they don't show symptoms. This cuts in half the earlier recommendation of 10 days of isolation.
Omicron variant symptoms resemble another major virus: Parainfluenza
CDC: Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs)
Omicron early data on symptoms
Miami Herald: December 20, 2021
What are symptoms of the omicron coronavirus variant? Here’s what early data shows
Runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throat were the most common symptoms among London residents, with some people also reporting loss of appetite and brain fog, data shows.
Typically, COVID-19’s “classic three symptoms” include fever, cough or loss of smell or taste, but only 50% of people in the early analysis infected with delta or omicron experienced them.
CDC: Omicron symptoms - December 17, 2021
"The most commonly reported symptoms were cough, fatigue, and congestion or runny nose."
London ZOE COVID Study - December 16, 2021
Omicron and cold-like symptoms rapidly taking over in London
The top five symptoms reported in the ZOE app were:
- Runny nose
- Fatigue (either mild or severe)
- Sore throat
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