A constant of the coronavirus pandemic is that it keeps changing. Experts agree that the Delta variant is much more contagious than previous iterations of the virus. The symptoms from Delta could be something else, While the jury is not yet known whether it causes a more serious illness. But what is clear is that COVID still has the potential to be serious or fatal. These are the symptoms of Delta that worry doctors the most. Read on to find out more – and to ensure your health and that of others, don’t miss this one Certain Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.
The symptoms of COVID-19 can vary, and most are not serious. However, some symptoms require immediate medical attention. “Seek immediate help if you have trouble breathing or chest pain,” says Dr. Gwen Murphy, Ph.D., MPH, director of epidemiology for Let’sGetChecked.
From the start of the pandemic, one of the most frustrating aspects of COVID-19 for health officials is that it can be spread by people who have no symptoms. That remains true, with vaccinations taking a twist: Delta can be transmitted by vaccinated people who may not even know they’re infected. “Vaccinated people transmit it, and the extent is unclear, but there is no doubt that they transmit it,” said Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to President Biden, in July. “People who have been vaccinated, even if they are asymptomatic, can transmit the virus.” This is why the CDC has revised its mask guidelines to recommend everyone wear masks indoors in public.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in addition to: trouble breathing or chest painIf you or someone you know with COVID is experiencing new confusion or is unable to wake up or stay awake, you should seek emergency medical care immediately. Those symptoms may indicate that COVID has caused inflammation in the brain.
“The SARS-CoV-2 virus can attack many different parts of our bodies, and unfortunately some infections lead to long-term illness known as lung COVID,” Murphy says. “For these people, symptoms can last for weeks or months and can affect most if not all body systems, including heart, lung, kidney, skin and brain functions.”
She adds: “Long COVID is another reason for all of us to get vaccinated and to encourage our friends and family to do the same.”
Delta symptoms can occur, especially in vaccinated people, like having a cold, fever or chills, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, and other common COVID symptoms. If you suspect you have COVID, call a doctor and get tested as soon as possible. And follow the basics and help end this pandemic wherever you live – get vaccinated ASAP; if you live in an area with a low vaccination coverage, wear an N95 face mask, don’t travel, social distancing, avoid crowds, don’t go in with people you don’t hide with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, and to protect your life and that of others, don’t visit any of these 35 places you are most likely to get COVID.