Omicron, half of common colds

Half of people in the UK with a common cold have a covid cold
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ONS, 13th December 2021 to 19th December 2021


Percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), 2.83%

1,544,600 people in England had COVID-19

One in 35 people

London 1 in 20 people had COVID-19

Wales, One in 45

Northern Ireland, one in 40

Scotland, one 65 people

SA data

SA hospital data

UK data

Tim Spector

Omicron, similar cold type symptoms to delta in the first few days

Omicron cases have less anosmia

Fever is less common

Having 5 or more symptoms less common with omicron than delta

More breakthrough infections with delta, after 2 or 3 doses of vaccine

Common colds less transmissible than omicron just now

One in two chance common cold symptoms will test positive for covid

Therefore, test for colds

Avoid people who have a cold

Pings are now too slow to be effective

Omicron onset, 2 days rather than 5 for delta

Omicron will run its course faster, all over in 4 or 5 days

Infection risk after 8 days in negligible

IOM, back to work when symptoms resolve and 2 lateral flow tests

From 17,000 omicron cases

Runny nose


Fatigue (either mild or severe)


Sore throat

(NHS test and trace is not telling users of their Omicron status anymore)

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


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  1. I tested positive Xmas eve with it!my symptoms currently are really bad chills the worst headache and head pressure! My whole body hurts my back is so sore !Im coughing lots and having a bit of phlegm! It’s not a fun time !I also had covid March 2020 that was a really rough go !and I’m also a long hauler and still having breathing issues and shortness of breath !

  2. Dr Campbell you are so right, thought I had a bad cold but after testing found I have Omicron… luckily I have been double jabbed plus the booster. The one thing I can say is the previous five days to getting it is that I hardly went out so it is very contagious. Also the speed in which it gets you is very fast, less than a day, felt fine in the morning and by late afternoon was feeling awful.. I wonder how many people think they just have a cold?

  3. This man has never been a medical doctor, virologist, medical researcher, etc. This former nursing instructor 😆 is heavily promoted in the media as an medical expert or an authority of some sort.🐂💩
    All of his injection promoting "analysis" uses the very dubious data from the official sources that have lost all credibility with the public. So, these relentless daily talks from a former nursing instructor is just shameless propaganda supporting the official governmental storytelling.
    Real medical doctors and researchers like Dr Sam Bailey use documented sources to quickly and handily refute virtually everything he has ever said in his hundreds and hundreds of daily doses of rambling, injection glorifying indoctrination.

  4. Neuchâtel canton doctor Claude-François Robert “strongly advised against self-infection” in an interview on Wednesday, claiming that “nothing can be controlled with natural infection,” and that there was “10 times more risk of myocarditis by natural infection than by the vaccine.” The vaccine is a “safe product,” he assured skeptics.

  5. It is not a right for people to smoke in public because it will kill others as well. Absolutely NOT a right for people not to wear a mask in public because it will kill others when it spreads. It is not about personal right but public safety. WE MUST MAKE A LOT OF NOISE IF WE ALL WANTS TO LIVE!

  6. I got sick in March 2020, I haven't been vaccinated and I haven't been caught a second time so far.
    Is it possible that I am still protected?

  7. Of course the main stream media in the UK won't cover South Africa, they are paid by pharma not to. Pharma will have been paying for stories mentioning case numbers, note not deaths as deaths have dropped slightly. At least Dr Campbell is fighting the MSM and giving some of the truth which the MSM will not cover. Good reporting from .S.A , honest reporting, which is non existent in the UK.

  8. I'm concerned that the government and media are not considering the possibility of people getting long covid. Many long covid sufferers including me only had a mild case of Covid.

  9. Due to an underlying medical condition I am scared to get vaccinated, I cannot get an exemption for it. Sounds like this new variant’s symptoms are mild compared to the delta but I guess that’s in vaccinated people. I wonder if getting exposed to this variant would ultimately be a ‘good thing’ or if I should continue to use extreme precautions to not contract the virus at all…

  10. As non vaccinated, my symptoms were headache/dizziness, temperature at 37.8C and stomach ache for the first half day followed by continued dizziness for 3 days. After that, 6 days later a cough has been trying to appear, though fresh ginger has stopped that in its tracks. No cold symptoms at all for me.

  11. Thanks John, it was watching this with very mild cold symptoms], mainly non-stop runny nose, so I retested and came out positive.. On the plus side, sore/slightly itchy throat symptoms subsided Ed within the hour. Body responded better to the cold and flu drugs than it does with a normal cold. Fingers crossed it will be gone in a couple of days.

  12. Thank you for all your work, dr. Cambell. But is it true that the test results in Europe and England do not provide a definitive answer as to which variant you are infected with? Don’t you think that is strange?

  13. Merry Christmas everyone ,
    I have tested positive twice today with at home pcr test . Tomorrow I’m hoping to have a lft test .
    My symptoms are high temperatures
    Body aches
    Dry cough
    Generally lathargic
    Slight upset stomach .
    I’m 36 years old white mle in good health .
    Underlining health condition are asthma .
    I regularly take and am taking powerful multivitamin
    and aM treating my fever with
    Raw cocoa hot chocolate(with a dash of baileys lol ! Not necessary just Christmas )
    Plenty of fluid rest and fruit and paracetamol.
    I’ll keep you updated with my symptoms and will make a video about them soon and my experience soon .
    Merry Christmas and god bless .

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