Signs Your Symptoms May Be COVID

The Delta variant of coronavirus appears to be much more transferable than previous strains. Why? It fits you better. “The spike proteins protrude from the surface of the virus particle and help it stick to and enter our cells. Any mutation that helps the virus do that more efficiently will propel a virus that moves better from one person to another.” can be transmitted,” says Professor Wendy Barclay, head of the Infectious Diseases Division at Imperial College London. She is working with Tim Spector, the leader of the ZOE COVID study, to look at how the symptoms of Delta differ from previous coronaviruses. Here is the current ranking of COVID symptoms after 2 vaccinations-and to ensure your health and the health of others, don’t miss this one Certain Signs You Have “Long” COVID and May Not Even Know It.

Young woman has headache migraine stress or tinnitus

“While a headache is a lesser-known symptom of COVID-19, it is one of the earliest signs of the disease and is more common than the ‘classic’ symptoms of coughing, fever, and loss of smell (anosmia),” says the Zoe Symptom Research. “It’s important to remember that headaches are very common, especially because many of us spend so long staring at screens every day. So while many people with COVID-19 experience headaches, most people with headaches will not have COVID-19.”

Woman blows her nose in a tissue

Woman blows her nose in a tissue

“While symptoms such as coughing, fever and loss of smell are common in those who test positive for COVID-19, we found that having a runny nose and sneezing was only very slightly more common in people who tested positive for COVID-19 than those who tested negative. tested,” the authors say. “The likelihood of your runny nose being caused by COVID-19 is influenced by how common the disease is at the time.”

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Man sneezing into his elbow.

Man sneezing into his elbow.

Say the authors: “Sneezing is not normally a symptom of COVID-19, and much more likely a sign of a common cold or allergy. While many people with COVID-19 may sneeze, it is not a definitive symptom because sneezing is so common, especially in the warmer months where people can suffer from there is a fever. However, data from the ZOE COVID study suggests that more sneezing than usual could be a sign of COVID-19, but only in people who have been vaccinated.”

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Woman experiences first Covid-19 symptoms sore throat breathing problems on couch

Woman experiences first Covid-19 symptoms sore throat breathing problems on couch

“Covid is…behaving differently now, it’s more like a bad cold,” Spector says. “People may think they just have some sort of seasonal cold, and they still go to parties… we think this feeds a big part of the problem. So it’s really important to realize that since the beginning of May, we’ve had looked at the main symptoms in all app users and they are not the same as they used to be. So the main symptom is headache… followed by sore throat, runny nose and fever.”

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Portrait of a young woman smelling a fresh and sweet nectarine

Portrait of a young woman smelling a fresh and sweet nectarine

“Anosmia or changes in smell are likely to occur alongside tiredness (fatigue) and headaches. It may also be accompanied by fever, sore throat and a persistent cough. Older people are also likely to skip meals and have unusual muscle aches.”

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Says the CDC:

“Symptoms can appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If anyone exhibits any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention:

  • Trouble breathing

  • Persistent chest pain or pressure

  • New confusion

  • Inability to wake up or stay awake

  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone”

If you feel these things, contact a medical professional and get tested for COVID. And to protect your life and the lives of others, do not visit any of these 35 places you are most likely to get COVID.