It's been about four years since the big COVID-19 shutdown. You may think it is behind you, but there's a new variant out there with some interesting symptoms.

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Here's what you can expect to see here in Michigan.

The New COVID Variant In Michigan

There's a new strain of COVID, known as the JN.1 variant, which is showing a majority of the same symptoms that we've always seen with COVID.

  • Fever
  • Aches
  • Dry cough
  • Headache
  • Shortness of breath
  • No sense of taste or smell
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Photo by Daniel Schludi on Unsplash

So, what are the new symptoms that you should be aware of here in Michigan?

The New Symptoms To Watch For In Michigan

The new variant of this COVID strain only appears to have two new symptoms connected to the strain.

  • Trouble Sleeping

A new study observed that 11% of the recent COVID-positive patients said that hey experience trouble sleeping when sick.

There are no confirmed connections yet between insomnia or not.

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Photo by Gaelle Marcel on Unsplash
  • Increased Anxiety

Some in the study as well mentioned that they experienced anxiety while they were sick as well.

One argument made towards the new study mentioned the lack of Vitamin D in patients.

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Photo by Usman Yousaf on Unsplash

The CDC is saying that if you have the latest COVID vaccines, you should be covered and protected against the new variant, JN.1.

It is flu season here in Michigan and across the country.

Continue to make sure you are washing your hands often and avoiding heading out in public when sick.

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