A senior doctor has revealed that you may have taken the wrong antigen test.
The doctor suggests that Omicron differs from the other variants in that it starts in the back of the throat, making it difficult to detect early using only a nasal swab antigen test.
Turning to TikTok, Dr. Karnr responded to a separate video of a woman doing an antigen test.
She said, «I was reading online that the omicron variant actually lives more in your throat, so I decided to clear my throat and take a positive look at that.»
Then Dr. Karner explained why this happened.
He said: «Omicron is different from the other variants; symptoms start earlier, so there is a possibility that the virus will not grow in the nose on the first test. It may have started to decline further.»
«If you use the lateral flow test, make sure you clear your throat as well as your nostrils.
“Obtaining samples from both areas can increase the sensitivity of the test.
«There have now been multiple cases of people who tested negative with only nasal samples but then tested positive when a throat sample was added.»
This news comes after a new set of symptoms has officially overtaken temperature and cough as the most common signs COVID-19 According to new studies.
According to a recent ZOE Covid study, 51.3% of people with new cold-like symptoms are likely to have Covid symptoms.
Among these symptoms are rhinitis, sore throat and headache.
The research – which was conducted in the UK – also shows that one in 50 is likely to suffer from prolonged Covid disease in the country, the highest number since estimates began.
This includes more than half a million people who first contracted Covid-19 or were suspected of having the virus at least a year ago.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are based on a self-reported Covid tally from a representative sample of people in private homes.
Responses were collected in the four weeks through December 6 last year.
It is estimated that 1.3 million people are suffering from the prolonged Covid-19 disease, up from 1.2 million at the end of October and 945 thousand at the beginning of July.
Of the 1.3 million people, 892,000 (70%) were first infected with – or suspected to have – Covid-19 at least 12 weeks prior, while 506,000 (40%) first contracted the virus at least a year ago. .
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