Everything we know so far about Omicron
December 20, 2021
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Latest Omicron updates
Here’s what we know so far about Omicron, what you can do to help keep yourself and others safe, and how you can help with research into the new variant. We're updating this blog as often as we can with any new information that emerges from your reports in the app, as well as any important information shared with us by the government.
Read the blog with the latest Omicron updates.
What are the symptoms of Omicron?
As the Omicron variant of COVID-19 sweeps the globe, we look at early data from the ZOE COVID Study to investigate how symptoms differ from the once-dominant Delta strain. Using the most recent data from London, where Omicron prevalence is higher than other regions of the UK, ZOE data scientists analyzed symptom data from positive cases recorded in the ZOE COVID Study and compared with data from early October when Delta was dominant.
Read all about the latest Omicron symptoms.
How to keep safe from Omicron at Christmas
A few short weeks ago, we were all looking forward to a relatively normal holiday season. But then came a gift that was more unwelcome than a lump of coal in your Christmas stocking: the Omicron variant. Now the variant is surging across the country, raising concerns that the NHS might soon be overwhelmed, here are our tips for a joyful, safe, and healthy festive season this year.