While scientists may never know everything about the SARS-CoV-2 virus and any other topic, the good news is that they’re slowly making progress. The disease is far from being ‘just a flu’, as some people say, and the almost 22 million infections worldwide stand for solid proof.
We all know already the most common symptoms for COVID-19 since we are bombarded with this kind of information from everywhere: fever, cough, and trouble breathing. The fewer spread symptoms are the loss of smell and taste, nausea, diarrhea, and so on.
Don’t take the symptoms lightly
If you’re experiencing any of the above-mentioned symptoms, you should seek medical care ASAP. A new research published in the journal Frontiers in Public Health (https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpubh.2020.00473/full) and made by a team of scientists from the University of Southern California (USC) sheds light on the order that the symptoms for COVID-19 appear.
Credit for the image: Front. Public Health
Peter Kuhn, who is a USC professor of medicine, explains why the order of the symptoms is important:
“This order is especially important to know when we have overlapping cycles of illnesses like the flu that coincide with infections of COVID-19. Doctors can determine what steps to take to care for the patient, and they may prevent the patient’s condition from worsening,”
There’s no telling when the COVID-19 pandemic will end. There seems to be a second wave hitting European countries like Spain, France, the UK, Romania, Serbia, etc. The situation in the US and Brazil are not looking better at all, if we judge by the latest days.
Unfortunately, a lot of people had been taking the COVID-19 disease lightly in the recent past, and surely there’s time for them to change their attitude. Social distancing, wearing a mask, frequently washing your hands, and avoiding crowds remain the best weapons we have for the fight against SARS-CoV-2.