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Tampa General shares advice on the omicron variant

Chief medical officer at TGH offers new insight about highly contagious virus strain

by The 100 Companies

Tampa General Hospital’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Peggy Duggan, has shared what she learned about the COVID-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 people not to go to the emergency room for a COVID-19 test. Instead, go to a testing site.

TGH treats omicron patients a bit differently 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, Extensive Enterprises Media

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