Chances are you know someone who… coronavirus. And your chances of knowing someone who got the Delta variant increase. The variant is “more portable,” said CDC head Dr. Rochelle Walensky, and therefore “more dangerous”. How do you know if it’s finally got you? Read on for the following stories from patients who have contracted COVID. While we can’t guarantee they had Delta specifically, they did contract COVID in recent months when the Delta variant predominated. (It now accounts for 99% of cases.) Read on for five characters you could have Delta, according to patients who have had it – and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss it Sure Signs You’ve Already Had COVID.
Delta has the same symptoms as the original strain, but there may be some differences, says Inci Yildirim, MD, Ph.D., a Yale Medicine specialist in pediatric infectious diseases and a vaccinologist. “Coughing and loss of smell appear to be less common. And headache, sore throat, runny nose and fever are present based on the most recent studies in the UK where over 90% of cases are due to the Delta strain , ” she said Yale Medicine. Keep reading to hear what patients are saying.
“In two different studies from Canada and Scotland, patients infected with the Delta variant were more likely to be hospitalized than patients infected with Alpha or the original virus that causes COVID-19,” the statement said. CDC. “Yet most hospitalizations and deaths caused by COVID-19 occur in unvaccinated people.” “You never know. You’re betting ‘Hey, I hope I get the easy kind and don’t get too sick.’ You’re gambling with your life I’d say everyone should get it vaccinesaid Ohioan Bob Hughes, who was fighting for his life in the hospital after contracting COVID as an unvaccinated man.
COVID can disrupt all of your systems, but it’s a respiratory disease, so shortness of breath is common. “I ended up having so much breathing difficulties that I went to the emergency room in Pali Momi,” said unvaccinated Oahu resident John Lane. He was in the ICU for weeks. “The scary thing was that as soon as I got into my room, they assigned me an infectious disease specialist, a COVID specialist, and he checked my oxygen levels and my breathing, all my test results, they took blood and all these things; and right away, [the doctor] just straight on, he’s like, ‘I might have you late, I don’t know, if you’re gonna make it,’ he’s like, ‘you’ve got a fight, it’s kinda on you.'” He says he will be vaccinated as soon as possible.
Writer Will Stone was vaccinated, but had a breakthrough case. “It was five miserable days,” he continued NPR. “My legs and arms ached, my fever crept to 103 and every few hours of sleep my sheets would be drenched in sweat. I would fall into bed exhausted after a quick trip to the kitchen. To sum it up, I’ d put my breakthrough case of COVID-19 right up there with my worst flu attacks.Even after my fever was gone, I felt low for the next few weeks.” An infectious disease specialist told him, “You would probably have gotten a lot sicker if you hadn’t been vaccinated.”
If you experience any of these symptoms, contact a medical professional immediately and get tested – a PCR test is the most reliable. Follow Fauci’s founding principles 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.