Omicron, the New ‘High Global Risk’ COVID-19 Variant, Can Have Symptoms Similar to the Common Cold

Published December 13, 2021

Prevention quoted Thomas Russo, chief of infectious disease in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, in a story about Omicron, the COVID-19 variant the World Health Organization has labeled a variant of concern. “The reason people are paying attention to this variant is there are concerns that it may possess properties that may be problematic,” Russo said. “South Africa, like the rest of the world, is dominated by Delta cases. Omicron could potentially outcompete Delta, which none of the other variants have been able to do.” Yahoo! and also carried the story.