We would be deceived to believe that we know all the possible COVID symptoms, even though the pandemic has been maintaining itself high in the front row news for the last two years. There is still plenty to learn about the coronavirus, even if we’re scientists or just regular people.
Even though humanity has made some tremendous progress in its fight against the pandemic, getting infected and severely ill due to COVID is still possible. Furthermore, some people still die as a result of the infection.
Beware for sore throat
Dr. Allison Arwady, the commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, spoke about one common COVID symptom that people had to deal with during the early stages of the infection, according to DeseretNews. That symptom is the sore throat.
The doctor declared, as NBC Chicago quotes:
Especially in people who we’re seeing these more mild breakthrough infections, we are definitely seeing sore throat be a predictor in that group.
She also stated, as the same source quotes:
I’ve told my own staff this, it’s what I do myself… if you are sick, even a little bit sick, stay home. More true than ever right now because sick, even a little bit sick, until proven otherwise with a test – that’s COVID. That’s how we treat it, that’s how you should treat it.
Experts are even worried that a new COVID wave might have already begun in Europe. Countries such as Italy, the Netherlands, or the UK are dealing with a surge of infections and hospitalizations caused by the coronavirus.
Otherwise, the classic COVID symptoms remain the ones that we’ve all heard about: fever, cough, fatigue, loss of smell and taste, headaches, and so on.