Contagions from Omicron 5 they could soon reach 100,000 a day. Among virologists there are those who have defined the new variant of Covid the most contagious of all. The queue at the pharmacies is now a permanent presence. And with cases increasing more and more people seek the cure.
Covid Bulletin, today 29 June: 94,165 positives and 60 deaths. Record-breaking positivity rate: 26.36%
Omicron 5, the new cure
The cure for Omicron 5 was explained by Massimo Andreoni, scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases and professor of the discipline at Tor Vergata in Rome. Medicines that can be found in pharmacies are enough. However, there are cases that require the intervention of your family doctor. The elderly and those with other pathologies, in addition to needing a recall to guarantee the efficacy of the protection against the new sub-variants, must be followed in the therapy. The “fragility” increases the risk of a serious evolution of the disease and, even more so, the use must be weighed.
Lazio, Covid bulletin today 29 June: 9,849 cases (5,867 in Rome)
“For people with fever and pain the advice is to take anti-inflammatory e antipyretics”, Explained Massimo Andreoni, scientific director of the Italian Society of Infectious Diseases and professor of the discipline at Tor Vergata in Rome. The therapy suggested by the professor includes anti-inflammatories and antipyretics and at the same time prohibits cortisone and antibiotics.
For the most serious problems
“In case the patient begins to accuse respiratory problems – continues the professor – he must warn the doctor, because maybe there is a need to auscultate the patient”. Andreoni refers to the poor ability of Omicron 5 to descend towards the lungs, in fact the sub-variant stops at the height of the respiratory tract, worsening its capabilities.
For frail people, however, the therapy changes. “There are two conditions: precisely the fragility, which makes one at risk of a heavy evolution of the disease, and the rapidity – said Massimo Andreoni – After the positive swab, those at risk must warn their doctor”. There are generally two drugs intended for the “fragile”: antiviral or monoclonal antibody. Both must be taken in the first 5 days and are prescribed by family doctors from the second day up to the fifth day.