After leaving over 3,000 people dead in its wake, the deadly Omicron virus has finally begun to slow down in the U.S., giving researchers the opportunity to develop and distribute a vaccine that has shown promising results so far. The Covid-19 vaccine comes in two doses, both of which must be taken within 24 hours of infection by the virus to be effective—one dose must be taken on day 1 and another on day 3. According to early reports, Covid-19 prevents about 75% of deaths from Omicron, although only about 65% of those given the vaccine see any improvement at all.
What is Covid?
Covid is a new drug that has gained popularity amongst both patients and doctors as an effective way to battle omicron—the new, deadly virus infecting cities in the United States. It works by creating a membrane of sorts around omicron cells, preventing them from spreading further and killing off infected cells. Interestingly, however, some scientists fear that Covid’s effectiveness is only temporary.
How was Covid contracted?
The exact source of Covid infection is still unknown, but experts suspect that it was transmitted through a water supply. If a person drinks or bathes in contaminated water, they could get a type of amoebic dysentery. Once infected, it takes approximately three days to show symptoms and a week for death to occur. Fortunately, there is an antiviral medication called Covid-19 that can slow down or stop Covid’s progress.
What are the symptoms of Covid?
Covid is a virus known to cause general flu-like symptoms. Individuals may also experience extreme fatigue, headaches, and muscle aches. More serious symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, visual disturbances and hallucinations. These types of complications can lead to permanent neurological damage or death.
Why has this strain affected so many people so quickly?
Although scientists are still working to fully understand how many people have been affected by Omicron, some early evidence points to a unique genetic strain of covid-19. (Note: CDC has published more information about covid-19 here) In most cases, patients infected with covid-19 recover within 10 days without treatment.
Is there a cure for Covid?
No one is entirely sure, but there are a few companies that have claimed they are close to a cure. The bad news is that it doesn’t look like these cures will become available to consumers until late 2017. For now, patients are struggling with their symptoms and wondering if there is any hope for recovery. If you have been affected by Covid and want to discuss your options, please call our hotline at (800) 645-8761 and speak with one of our medical representatives.
Will there be more cases from this strain of Covid than we have already seen?
The latest data on reported cases of Covid show that it’s beginning to slow in some cities, with only a few new confirmed cases. While it’s certainly possible that there could be more confirmed infections than we currently have, at least for now our best guess is that there won’t be much change. This suggests that interventions are working or/and people are taking necessary precautions (such as getting vaccinated) to keep from getting infected.
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