Table of contents:
- Is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19 More Dangerous?
- What to Watch Out for from the Danger of Omicron?
- Proper Nutrition Intake
The danger of Omicron is thought to be due to its high transmission rate, although the severity of the disease is relatively low. This is evidenced by its rapid spread throughout the world, including in Indonesia. So, what to watch out for and how do we protect ourselves?
In Indonesia, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 cases mostly came from overseas travelers and foreign nationals. Therefore, the government urges the public to refrain from traveling to countries with a high Omicron hazard.
In addition to coming from people who have recently traveled abroad, this Omicron variant of COVID-19 has also become a local transmission in Indonesia. This means that vigilance and discipline in implementing he alth protocols remain a must, in order to protect themselves and their families.
Is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19 More Dangerous?
The World He alth Organization (WHO) predicts that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 cases will experience a higher increase than the Delta variant. This high rate of transmission allows Omicron to infect people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and do not even cause symptoms.
Nevertheless, the dangers of the Omicron are accompanied by lower hospital occupancy rates. Clinical trials have shown that the risk of developing COVID-19 with severe symptoms is lower in patients infected with Omicron than in the Delta variant.However, this still requires further research.
In addition to the level of transmission and severity of the disease, things about the dangers of Omicron that also raise a lot of questions are the common symptoms of this disease. A number of studies have revealed that the symptoms of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 are not much different from the symptoms of COVID-19 in general.
Symptoms for each person can also be different, depending on several factors, ranging from vaccination status, age, and the presence or absence of certain medical conditions. According to research, the following are some of the common symptoms found in patients with Omicron variant COVID-19:
- Sore throat
- Stuffy nose
Although the severity of disease in COVID-19, the Omicron variant is thought to be lower than the other variants.However, people who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine remain at high risk of developing severe illness. Therefore, make sure you get vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of getting infected with Omicron.
What to Watch Out for from the Danger of Omicron?
The Omicron variant COVID-19 is causing a lot of concern. Moreover, daily activities are starting to return to the way they were before, including office work, recreation, and teaching and learning activities.
The high risk of transmission is suspected to be one of the dangers of Omicron that must be watched out for. Therefore, make sure you have received a complete COVID-19 vaccination and follow he alth protocols wherever you are to protect yourself from the risk of contracting it.
As a preventive measure, choosing and wearing the right mask can protect you from the dangers of Omicron.
When wearing a mask, the nose and mouth must be covered, so that liquids or aerosols do not enter easily. Masks must also be worn at all times in public places, both indoors and outdoors.
In addition, don't forget to always maintain a minimum distance of 1 meter from other people, open ventilation when indoors, wash your hands regularly, and stay away from crowds.
Proper Nutrition Intake
To stay he althy and avoid the dangers of Omicron, the body needs proper nutrition. Eat a variety of foods with more servings of fruits and vegetables. You can also add nuts and he althy fats, such as olive, sesame or peanut oil.
Consuming empon-empon, such as turmeric and ginger, can also help maintain a he althy body during the COVID-19 pandemic
Turmeric itself is known to relieve fever, cough, sore throat, and shortness of breath which are early symptoms of COVID-19 infection, as well as increase body resistance. Meanwhile, ginger can help fight bacteria and viruses in the body, including viruses that cause sore throats.
Although the dangers of Omicron still require further research to determine the level of transmission and severity of the disease, you should not be careless. Continue to apply he alth protocols and complete your vaccination dose to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19.
If you feel the symptoms of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 as mentioned above, consult your doctor to be sure and get the appropriate treatment.