‘Mild’ COVID-19 symptoms and what they really mean

Experts recommend paying close attention to you COVID-19 symptoms even if they are mild.

COVID-19 virus

Many have deemed the Omicron variant of COVID-19 mild. Typically, the variant leads to symptoms similar to the cold or flu, but what does it really mean?


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What ‘mild’ really means for COVID-19 symptoms

Vaccinated and boosted patients normally have mild symptoms. Those who are not may be at a higher risk.

Mild symptoms may be a sign of something like the cold or flu.  In some cases mild COVID-19 symptoms could be a severe cold just shy of hospitalization. More information is available here.

The current “let it rip” approach in encouraging the spread of COVID-19, especially with the lack of lockdown and quarantining. This approach will likely lead to the majority of people getting infected by the Omicron variant.

Even a mild COVID-19 infection could leave you down for the better part of a week. Stay home to recover if you are able, or seek medical attention for moderate to severe symptoms.


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