New COVID symptoms emerge
Dr. David Priest, an infectious disease specialist with Novant Health, told WRIC in Virginia that COVID-19 patients who are infected with the delta variant of the coronavirus are experiencing more “vague symptoms.”
- Those “vague symptoms” include a sore throat and a runny nose.
- Priest said this can be challenging because there has been an increase of Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) cases. And the flu and common cold are set to return this fall.
Experts still recommend getting tested for COVID-19 if you’re showing symptoms of the novel coronavirus.
- “All three COVID-19 vaccines appear to stand up to the variant, but experts say the chance of getting the virus is much lower in someone who is fully vaccinated than in someone who is not,” WRIC reports.
Top COVID-19 symptoms after vaccination
The ZOE COVID Symptom study has recently updated its list of top coronavirus symptoms that fully vaccinated people have developed in recent weeks.
As I wrote for the Deseret News, the most common symptoms include:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
- Loss of smell
The researchers said people “should stay alert to the 20 symptoms of the disease, whether or not you’ve been vaccinated” when trying to decide if they’ve had COVID-19.