The COVID-19 variant, Omicron has a particular symptom that is prevalent among the elderly.
Medical experts in Japan have noticed an increase of aging patients being hospitalized.
What is the symptom?
These older patients are suffering from acute pneumonia after infection from Omicron. Additional details are available here.
In Japan, hospital beds are filling up at a concerning rate.
Dr. Akira Kano, director for the Fujimino Emergency hospital in Japan, said that this had led to more severe COVID-19 symptoms.
“Elderly patients have received vaccines twice, but that was a while ago, and they are becoming stricken with acute pneumonia.”
Tokyo just launched a large vaccination drive for booster shots, in efforts to help.
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