The novel coronavirus delta variant has continued to spread around the world after being discovered in India.
Now, scientists worry that people might not recognize they’ve been infected with the variant because the symptoms are different than previous mutations of the coronavirus.
Different COVID-19 symptoms for delta variant
- “COVID is also acting differently now,” he said in his YouTube briefing. “It’s more like a bad cold in this younger population and people don’t realize that and that hasn’t come across in any of the government information.”
- “Since the start of May, we have been looking at the top symptoms in the app users and they are not the same as they were,” he said. He said most people suffered a “funny off feeling.”
Spector listed the following symptoms in order of commonality:
- Sore throat
- Runny nose
Is the delta variant on the rise in the U.S.?
Yes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the delta variant has become a “variant of concern” in the United States. That title is given to virus strains the CDC feels are more transmissible and more likely to cause severe illness — especially among the unvaccinated in this case.
- “I’m worried about those who are unvaccinated,” he said, adding that the delta variant “is rapidly increasing here in the United States.”