Omicron Variant

Omicron Variant

Mckenzie Keblen, Reporter

The Omicron variant of Coronavirus has spiraled out of control as emergency rooms in hospitals have filled up again before, during, and after the holiday season. The Omicron variant has affected people in different ways and is seeming to topple any underlying illnesses. COVID cases are growing exponentially and are reaching people/patients who have done everything to avoid the virus. Some of the symptoms are the same as the flu and the previous coronavirus which include sore throat and fatigue. To get tested for the Omicron variant, you have to provide a swab from your throat. To stay safe, people will need to take precautions such as social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing their hands.