To keep your distance from others and a plethora of Covid strains running rampant this Summer, especially Omicron variants BA.4 and BA.5. A good friend in the airline industry sent this email to my Mother and my Mother sent it to me. I consider my mother to be way more than a good friend, still and all the same, she is. I am appreciative that she shared this information with me.
I consider you to be a good friend as well, so without further adieu:
THIS JUST IN....
With the new variant, BA.4 and BA.5 Covid Delta, there is no cough, no fever. It's a lot of joint pain, headache, neck and upper back pain, general weakness, loss of appetite, and pneumonia. Sore throat that resembles Strep Throat. And of course, more virulent and with a higher mortality rate. It takes less time to go to extremes. Sometimes without symptoms. Be more careful.
This strain does not live in the naso-pharyngeal region. Now it directly affects the lungs, which means that the 'windows', periods of time are shorter. There have been several patients without fever, without pain, but who report mild chest pneumonia on their X-rays.
Nasal swab tests are very often negative for Covid-19, and there are more and more false negative results from nasopharyngeal tests. This means that the virus spreads directly to the lungs, causing acute respiratory stress caused by viral pneumonia.
This explains why it has become sharp, more virulent and deadly.
Please, be extremely careful. Avoid crowded places, keep 1.5 distance even in open places, double face masks and wash your hands often (esp when you cough or sneeze).
Please NO HUGS, it is very dangerous at the moment, as almost everyone is asymptomatic. This "wave" is much more deadly than the first, so we have to be VERY careful and take every kind of precaution.
Do not keep this information to yourself, share it as much as you can, especially with your friends. Please be careful.
A good friend would tell you that they want you to live long.
a friend to thee, follow the sticky notes, remain healthy and be strong.