On May 19, a group of Bay Area doctors and scientists published a preprint study looking at how symptoms of COVID-19 have changed over the course of the three most recent surges. It’s an interesting report, and I wrote about it a week later — while isolating at home after finally getting COVID myself.
I tested positive the day before that study came out. I was too sick to work that day, or the next, but when I finally caught up with the paper I was fascinated by how well it reflected my own experiences. Omicron, they found (among other results), causes more upper respiratory symptoms among the vaccinated than earlier variants. As I read I checked off my own boxes: Cough? Yes. Congestion? Yes. Fever? A little. Body aches? Nope.