1 in 3 people with runny nose sore throat may actually have Covid: Study

1 in 3 people with runny nose sore throat
1 in 3 people with runny nose sore throat

London, Dec 7 | 1 in 3 people with runny nose sore throat may actually have Covid: Study. One-third of people who are fully vaccinated adults but catch cold-like symptoms may actually be infected with Covid-19, shows a new study.

According to Professor Tim Spector from King’s College London, anyone with symptoms, such as a runny nose or a sore throat, must self-isolate and avoid all parties until they receive a negative test result, the Daily Mail reported.

He added that people must “not wait for the loss of smell or taste which may never come, not wait for fever, not wait for that persistent cough”.

“At the moment, we’re estimating that somewhere between one in three and one in four colds are actually due to Covid,” Spector was quoted as saying.

He told Times Radio that the UK must be “much more open-minded about who we are testing” and “get more people to isolate at least for a few days with cold-like symptoms”.

“That’s quite a high rate of people that are currently not even bothered to get a lateral flow test, or getting a PCR test, going to parties and spreading it around,” he said.

“So if that transfers to Omicron then we’re going to be compounding that problem much faster than we would need to.”

Professor Spector said that to curb the spread of Omicron people should stay at home for a few days if they develop any signs of a cold, to be on the safe side.

He added: “That’s when you’re most contagious, that’s when you’re most likely to transmit. Whether it’s a respiratory virus, you’re just giving someone a cold, or you might be giving them Omicron or Delta, then it’s those first few days.

“And so we should really be encouraging people not to come into the office, not to go to that Christmas party if they’re feeling unwell. Take a test and then, when the symptoms subside, they can come out – it doesn’t have to be 10 days but just those first few days are probably the most crucial.”

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Scientists are hopeful that the Omicron variant will not cause more severe symptoms and that the T-cell immunity provided by vaccines will prevent severe disease, the report said. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that kills Covid.

However, it may take a few weeks time as trials are underway to see how well Omicron evaded immunity from the vaccines.

Source: IANS

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Weekly Technical Share Market Outlook

Weekly Technical Share Market Outlook

The Indian market recovered sharply on the last trading day amid the weekend after a continuous fall. Market has managed to halt above 16000 Nifty levels after continuous losing streak. Index reacted violently, grasping Indian as well as global factors throughout the week. Simultaneously, Inflation is catching up and profit margins are taking a hit.


Sensex advanced 1532 points or 2.90 percent while Nifty gained 484 points or 3.07 percent in a week. Simultaneously, Bank nifty has overcome bear’s dominance ending the session with 3.49 percent gain. Sectorally,Nifty Metal saw the highest gains of 7.40 percent followed by the Realty and Auto added over 4% gain. On the flip side Nifty IT tumbled 2.82 percent on weekly basis. Midcap and Small Cap measures rising nearly 2 percent as well.

In Nifty stock, EICHERMOT gained 11.31% while TECHM lost 5.98% on a weekly basis. INDIA VIX closes at 23.10 suggests volatility driven market is going to remain intact. Coming to the OI Data, on the call side highest OI witnessed at 17000 Nifty followed by 16800 Nifty strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 16000 Nifty followed by 15800 Nifty strike price. Technically, Nifty has formed a Tweezer Bottom type pattern in the weekly chart suggesting a short term buying rally may drive the market until monthly expiry. On the daily chart, price has rebounded from the lower Bollinger band as well.

Momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a positive crossover & reversed from oversold zone. However, Index is still struggling to get the support of 50 Simple Moving Average in daily chart. Short term investors and traders are advised to work with option strategies to neutralize the volatility. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15700 mark while on the upside 16700 followed by 16500 may act as an immediate resistance. While Bank nifty has support around 32500 while resistance is placed at 36000 on weekly chart.

Sumeet Bagadia
Executive Director
Choice Broking

Source: Choice India


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