What are the three groups that divide the symptoms of the mutated “Omicron” strain of the Corona virus?

As long as Omicron is mild, why not catch it in order to gain immunity?

And do you need a booster even if you catch COVID-19 after receiving two doses of the vaccine?

And what does the German Minister of Health say about the mandatory vaccination to deal with Corona?

What three groups do Omicron symptoms fall into?

Hamad Medical Corporation and the Primary Health Care Corporation in Qatar have presented mild, moderate and severe symptoms of Omicron mutated coronavirus (Covid-19), and the recommended procedures to be followed.

Mild Symptoms of Omicron

  • A slight increase in body temperature

  • dry cough

  • Itchy or sore throat

  • Loss of sense of taste or smell

  • fatigue

  • a headache

  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

  • Congestion or pressure in the sinuses or a runny nose

Measures required in case of mild symptoms of infection with the Omicron strain

  • isolate yourself

  • Avoid contact with your family members and other people

  • You can take paracetamol to relieve symptoms

  • Keep drinking water regularly

  • Avoid staying in bed for too long

Average symptoms of Omicron infection

  • high fever

  • muscle pain

  • Shortness of breath when moving with oxygen saturation of the blood at a rate of less than 94% when breathing room air.

  • lower back pain

  • dry cough

  • Chills with a constant feeling of shivering

  • Nausea, vomiting and diarrhea

Necessary measures in case of moderate symptoms of infection with the Omicron strain

  • isolate yourself

  • Avoid contact with your family members and other people

  • You can take paracetamol to relieve symptoms

  • Keep drinking water regularly

  • Avoid staying in bed for too long

  • If you are 60 years of age or older or suffer from serious chronic diseases such as cancer, heart failure, weak immunity or kidney failure, contact the Corona Patient Helpline.

Severe symptoms of Omicron infection

  • pain in chest

  • cyanosis of the lips or face

  • Confusion or unresponsiveness

  • Extreme tiredness and body aches

  • Shortness of breath even when no effort is made, with oxygen saturation of the blood occurring at a rate of less than 94% when breathing room air.

Necessary measures in case of severe symptoms of infection with the Omicron strain

Individuals with severe symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 should seek medical care immediately.

As long as Omicron is mild why not catch it in order to gain immunity?

The answer is, don't do it, writes Lena S.

Wayne, a visiting professor at the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University, is in the Washington Post.

“A lot of people have been asking me the same question in recent days: If Omicron is the milder alternative, and having it provides additional immunity, why not expose ourselves to it and get it? Even previously cautious individuals are wondering if they should deliberately expose themselves,” Wayne said. For Omicron? If they are going to catch coronavirus sooner or later, why don't they get it now?"

She explained, "I understand people's boredom with the epidemic, and I still believe that there should not be restrictions on vaccination. But here are 4 reasons why people are not deliberately trying to catch the Corona virus," which are:

Hospitals are full

It is true that the Omicron is lighter than the previous variants.

The vast majority of people who are vaccinated and boosted will not end up in hospital if they become infected.

But some will become very ill.

Hospitals are overwhelmed in many parts of the United States.

Hospital admissions for COVID-19 have surpassed the previous peak last winter.

If you're sick enough to need care, you may have to wait hours in the emergency room for treatment, then spend days in the emergency room waiting for a hospital bed.

Nobody wants such a delay in their medical treatment.

We should also be very concerned about the impact on our health care system.

Omicron may be less severe, especially for vaccinators, but the sheer volume of infection is again sweeping our hospitals.

Now is the time to take the pressure off our hospitals, not add more pressure.

Being sick is not nice

For most people who have been vaccinated, Omicron will feel like a cold or the flu.

For up to a week or more, many people will experience fatigue, fever, congestion, sore throat, headache, and general inflammation.

Even if these symptoms are not life-threatening, they are not something people should want.

And even if someone is fortunate to have completely had no symptoms, an infection could mean time off work.

It can also present significant challenges in caring for young children and other family members.

You may get "Long covid-19"

There is also the possibility of long-term Covid-19 disease.

Some studies suggest that more than 1 in 10 people infected with the coronavirus develop symptoms 12 weeks after their diagnosis.

Vaccination appears to reduce the likelihood of contracting COVID-19. Given how the new omicron appears, it is not known what proportion of vaccinated people with omicron will have persistent symptoms.

You can transmit Omicron infection to others

Even if you are protected, you can still infect others.

Children under the age of five are not yet eligible for vaccinations, and there are millions of immunocompromised Americans who do not receive full vaccination protection.

Certainly, no one wants to be the one who inadvertently infects someone weak.

Do you need a booster even if you get COVID-19 after receiving two doses of the vaccine?

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is still mandatory even if you become infected with the virus after receiving two vaccinations.

For people who have recently been infected, they have plenty of time to receive this dose.

In this report, published by the French newspaper "le Parisien", writer Aubin Larrett said that French Health Minister Olivier Veran confirmed last Wednesday morning that "infection with Covid-19 is equivalent to receiving a dose of the vaccine", including the booster dose.

The Minister of Health has also previously stated that people who have previously contracted the virus "do not need the booster dose."

In fact, the opposite is true, and a booster dose remains mandatory in all cases.

The French Minister of Health said, "We estimate that 4 million French people have received a third dose of vaccination, and among them are those who acquired the immunity necessary to obtain a vaccination passport because of their infection with the virus."

"We noticed that many people canceled their vaccination appointments and did not go to vaccination centers (because they were infected with Covid-19)," he added.

Commenting on the newspaper's inquiries, the Directorate General of Health clarified that "the booster dose includes all individuals aged 18 years or over, who have received the full vaccination. In other words, whether you contract COVID-19 after receiving the second dose or not, you need to receive a booster dose." This dose must be received within 7 months of the last vaccination to maintain the validity of the health passport or vaccination passport.This period is scheduled to be reduced to 4 months starting from next February 15. This includes the rule that has been in effect since mid-December last Those over the age of 65, and it will apply to all adults from Saturday, January 15th.

Allow more time for those who have recently been infected with the Corona virus

Even if you become infected with COVID-19 after receiving a full vaccination, it is still necessary to receive the booster dose.

And according to what the Directorate General of Health in France confirmed, “people can avoid the second dose of the vaccine and be satisfied with only one dose in case they contract the virus two weeks after receiving the first dose.”

This means that the principle “one infection equals a dose” is applied only at the initial stage of vaccination.

As for people who have recently been infected with Covid-19, they have additional time to receive the booster dose, because they cannot be vaccinated within 3 months of infection, and a positive test result allows them to “not get the vaccination dose” for 6 months.

What does the German Minister of Health say about the mandatory vaccination to deal with Corona?

German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach renewed his call for mandatory vaccination against the Corona virus.

Lauterbach said in his intervention in the German parliament (Bundestag) yesterday, Thursday, that reaching a binding decision to receive the vaccine is "the safe and fastest way out of the epidemic," according to Deutsche Welle.

In his intervention, the minister stressed that getting out of the pandemic will not be possible unless "the largest sector of people receives the vaccine, so that it is no longer possible to expect dangerous pathogens to occur even when infected with the Corona virus mutants."

The German minister also attributed the importance of this to the need to expect the emergence of dangerous and contagious strains in the future, and explained that for this reason it is decided to introduce an obligation to receive the vaccine.

The German Minister of Health called again to receive booster doses against the emerging corona virus, in light of the increasing numbers of infection with the virus and the outbreak of the mutated Omicron.

Lauterbach revealed before the German parliament that vaccines are available to everyone who wishes to receive a booster dose, adding that through this campaign it is possible to succeed in confronting the outbreak of the Omicron strain and limit the increase in the number of infections in light of its rapid spread.

The minister explained that this contributes to saving human lives and protecting the health system, so that cancer patients and heart patients can also be well cared for in hospitals.

Lauterbach had talked conservatively about achieving the goal of receiving the vaccine set by the new ruling coalition until the end of January, which is to reach an 80% vaccination rate.

"It will be very difficult, it is clear," he told The Pioneer news portal.

The vaccination rate in Germany has so far reached 74.8%, according to data released on the morning of Wednesday, January 12, 2022.

It is noteworthy that German Chancellor Olaf Scholz renewed his position in favor of mandatory vaccination against Corona.

"I consider it (mandatory vaccination) necessary and will work hard for it," Schulz said in his first questioning of MPs last Wednesday, noting that it "must be for all adults."

Schulz left the decision on this issue to the German parliament, saying, "It is important in this matter that every deputy decides his position on it."