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11/28/2021, 10:48 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Omicron variant causes mild symptoms - scientist

A South African scientist has stated that the newly discovered Omicron variant of COVID-19 only causes mild symptoms.

The South African Medical Association (SAMA) criticized countries that introduced travel bans targeting the country as even though the new strain may be more transmissible than the previous strain, it is unlikely to cause severe illness. "Yes, it is transmissible, but for now, as medical practitioners, we do not know why so much hype is being driven as we are still looking into it," Angelique Coetzee, the chairwoman of SAMA, told Sputnik.

According to preliminary data, patients infected with the Omicron variant felt tired for a day or two and experienced light muscle pain and cough. However, no loss of smell or taste was reported to date.

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