The New York Times put together this handy list of symptoms to help you understand if you’re infected with the Omicron variant or not.
The symptoms are:
Scratchy or sore throat
Muscle pain, especially in the lower back
Fever, or flu-like symptoms
And, yes, they’re serious about that list:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 22, 2021
In other words, we’ve had Covid every day of our entire adult life?
Maybe I’ve had it my entire life https://t.co/ZpiqIl5NW9
— Melissa McEwen (@melissamcewen) December 22, 2021
I experience 4 of these every day. https://t.co/vJcBjCQTk1
— Saint THICKolas 🎄 (@_alexWR) December 22, 2021
Quick, get tested!
Cool I have back pain and headaches like everyday https://t.co/T6IZwS7cve
— Katie Roof, boosted 💉 (@Katie_Roof) December 22, 2021
A cold. It’s the common cold:
Pretty much like any cold in winter https://t.co/v27ykmoQjD
— Kushan Mitra (@kushanmitra) December 22, 2021
Yeah, not really “helpful” at all:
So Omicron symptoms are basically everyday signs for people who are above 30? Helpful. https://t.co/Uc4mvjlZTy
— Kabir Taneja (@KabirTaneja) December 22, 2021
One day this insanity will end. We hope:
Am old enough to remember a time before omicron and Covid that we called this the common cold or flu. https://t.co/pXhSpSRb4A
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) December 22, 2021
But the NYT did leave off one symptom off their list:
And the worst symptom of all: no symptoms. https://t.co/NSufrXgo4m
— Eli Lebowicz (@EliLebowicz) December 22, 2021
And the panic continues.