Forbes May 22, 2024
Arianna Johnson

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New coronavirus variants dubbed “FLiRT” are circulating the world and growing dominant in the U.S., and although cases and deaths are on a decline, some experts worry these variants may cause a summer surge as more Americans gather for summer holidays, since evidence suggests the variants may highly transmissible.

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What Are Flirt Variant Symptoms?

There isn’t any evidence the FLiRT variants’ symptoms are different or worse than previous strains. The most common Covid symptoms include respiratory issues like coughing, runny nose, congestion and a sore throat, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, body aches, fatigue, headaches and loss of taste or smell.

Do Vaccines Protect Against Flirt?

Because the FliRT variants are descendants of omicron, experts believe the most...

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