Starting last week almost my entire family got infected with covid-19.
Myself, my so, my brother, my sister, my mother, and my father.
But also a couple of my nephews and nieces. (maybe also an aunt or an uncle, not sure)
I can only assume it is/was the omicron-variant, based on its speed, spread, and non-lethality.
The fast spread of this variant is very very impressive from what I can tell.
It spread through our family like wildfire.
We did many many self-tests, but it seems that wasn't enough.
From what I can tell in the first days you may actually not feel sick and may not even test positive on a self-test, but may actually already be able to spread the variant.
Well, that's how I make sense out of the spread.
I'm not sure how it could have spread so far and wide otherwise.
Anyway, the next day or a few days later you might get some symptoms or even feel quite sick.
The severity varies very wildly it seems. Some people feel sick for just 1 day, while others will have multiple symptoms over several days and might only be back to health after a week up to 10 days. Not sure about hospitalizations or lethality.
Full vaccination probably keeps the severity and length in check. I'm not sure about boosters. I have no idea how severe it could get if one's not vaccinated.
Beginning of the 5th wave (omicron-wave) in Belgium.
My so had the following symptoms: fatigue and consisting cough worsened by asthma, diarrhea.
I had the following symptoms: some fever, nightly sweating, heavy body ache, headache, sore throat, some coughing.
We both quarantined for 10 days. We're both ok now. Most of my family is ok as well, except for my father whose still quite ill.