The Omicron variant continues to rise across the United States, requiring millions of Americans to be tested for COVID-19.
- But there are not many tests at the moment. What should you do?
Epidemiologist Dr. Michael Mina, a telemedicine doctor at eMed, told CNN you need to take immediate action.
- “The bottom line is that when you feel symptoms, assume you’re positive at this point, especially when Omicron is so common,” Mina said.
I said people can take a quick test and see a faint line in it indicating a positive infection. But even a mild infection is still a COVID-19 infection.
- “Does that mean you’re going to walk into a room and be a superspreader? No. But does that mean you should go to your 90-year-old grandmother and hug her? I’d say no, I wouldn’t do that. positive in these tests, “Mina told CNN.
A recent study – the Norwegian Institute of Public Health and the Department of Microbiology at Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway – looked at how quickly a variant of omicron can spread.