Is the Omicron variant dangerous? Are the symptoms of the coronavirus Omicron variant different from other variants?

The symptoms of the new coronavirus variant Omicron variant, which emerged in South Africa, are wondered by citizens. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca had announced the measures taken for the new variant in the previous days. According to the statements of experts, the new variant has different symptoms than other variants.


The new mutation Nu or Omicron variant of the coronavirus has caused panic in some countries in the south of the African continent. Experts rate the variant as “the worst we’ve seen.” The variant, which has been seen in 10 people in 3 countries so far, has mutated in the “nail” protein targeted by vaccines, and the risk of escaping the immune system for this reason has raised concerns. The virus is known to be highly contagious. 32 different mutations were discovered in the nail protein of the “B.1.1.529” variant, which was first identified in the African country Botswana and named “Nu”.


Although the symptoms of the Nu variant, also known as Omicron, are similar to all the symptoms of the coronavirus, many symptoms are different.

Speaking to the British newspaper The Telegraph, Angelique Coetzee said, “A family of four was admitted to the hospital with various symptoms, including extreme fatigue. “His symptoms were very different and very mild from what I had treated before,” he said. Coetzee also said that 24 more omicron variants were seen in 24 people, adding, “None of the infected people lost their sense of smell or taste, and most of them were young male patients. About half of them were unvaccinated,” he said.

The first case in Botswana was detected on 11 November. While the number of cases in the country increased to 3, the variant was seen in 6 people in the Republic of South Africa and in 1 person who had visited South Africa in Hong Kong. Experts are concerned about the high number of mutations in the variant and the concentration of these mutations in the overhanging protein.