In fact, Johns Hopkins University data shows that 47 states saw new cases jump by 10% in the last week.
- “Experts are increasingly describing two Americas, divided between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, with the latter group putting themselves and others at risk of infection as the vaccine program grinds to a halt,” according to MarketWatch.
Naturally, people will be interested in knowing what symptoms might appear first, especially if they’re being exposed to COVID-19 and getting infected. We’re here to answer some of those questions.
What are the first symptoms of COVID-19?
The study — which was first published in the medical journal Frontier Public Health — found the first few symptoms to be:
- Cough and muscle pain
- Nausea and/or vomiting
The ZOE COVID Symptom study — which has been reviewing symptoms for fully vaccinated people amid the delta variant surge — has not listed diarrhea as one of the top symptoms of COVID-19 so far. However, diarrhea is listed as a possible symptom, overall, for coronavirus patients by the same study, as I wrote for the Deseret News.
Do vaccines work against delta variant?
Per The Wall Street Journal, data suggests that vaccines are still working well. A study from the United Kingdom, for example, found that vaccines have been preventing severe illness from the delta variant so far.
- “The vaccines are as good as first heralded, even against new variants,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “That unvaccinated people are still being hospitalized underscores the continuing need to get as many people vaccinated as possible.”