Omicron variant symptoms: Original COVID symptoms you’ll experience

COVID-19 cases are dropping off across the United States, but there are still thousands of cases every day, many of them linked to the omicron variant.

What to expect: The omicron variant has been seen as a mild version of the novel coronavirus.

Yes, but: Mild doesn’t always mean mild. Mild symptoms could mean something like the flu or a cold, or it could mean such a severe cold that you barely miss hospitalization, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

  • “The big question is whether or not you’re able to recuperate at home,” Carl Lambert Jr., a Chicago-based family physician, told HuffPost.

Symptoms: Dr. Suneet Singh, the medical director of CareHive Health in Austin, Texas., told Yahoo! the omicron variant symptoms are often different than the normal COVID-19 symptoms. Singh listed these omicron variant symptoms to look out for:

  • Runny nose.
  • Stuffy nose.
  • Sore throat.

Business Insider used data from the Zoe COVID Symptom Study to identify the top 14 omicron variant symptoms, which include:

  1. Runny nose
  2. Headache.
  3. Fatigue.
  4. Sneezing.
  5. Sore throat.
  6. Persistent cough.
  7. Hoarse voice.
  8. Chills or shivers.
  9. Fever.
  10. Dizziness.
  11. Brain fog.
  12. Muscle pains.
  13. Loss of smell.
  14. Chest pain.