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Tampa General shares advice on the omicron variant

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Tampa General Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peggy Duggan, has shared what she has learned about the COIVD-19 omicron variant from treating patients.

According to Duggan, omicron is extremely infectious and may present symptoms different from those caused by previous variants, such as a lot of sneezing.

Duggan also advises not to go to the emergency room for a COVID-19 test. Instead, go to a testing site.

TGH treats omicron patients a bit different than other variants, since monoclonal antibodies are less effective against omicron. Duggan said the best protection is vaccines, and encourages those eligible to get a booster.

– Kelly Hayes, The Tampa Bay 100

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