Omicron variant symptoms: 2 new COVID symptoms you haven’t heard – Deseret News

Health experts continue to share a number of new omicron variant symptoms they have seen so far as the variant continues to spread throughout the world.

Tim Spector, a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, recently told The Daily Express in the U.K. that those who are fully vaccinated have experienced some symptoms, too.

  • “Quite a few of them had nausea, slight temperature, sore throats and headaches,” he said.

However, there are two new symptoms that have emerged.

Vomiting is a newer symptom that hasn’t been common with COVID-19 infections. Loss of appetite makes sense, too, if one of the main new symptoms is vomiting.

Many of the common omicron variant symptoms resemble other COVID-19 symptoms. In fact, the most common omicron variant symptoms so far include muscle aches, fatigue, scratchy throat and night sweats, which are not overly severe, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • The ZOE COVID Study, which is run by Spector and has analyzed thousands of COVID-19 cases, found that runny nose, headache, fatigue, sneezing and sore throats were common COVID-19 symptoms at the time when omicron began to emerge.

That said, early reports from South Africa — where the omicron variant was first discovered and announced, though it’s unclear if that’s where it originated — found that omicron variant leads to milder symptoms among fully vaccinated people compared to previous COVID-19 variants.