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Basically, the vaccines enable the immune system to detect the virus more quickly. Symptoms may therefore appear earlier, when levels of the virus are still too low to be detected by a rapid test. The discordance between symptoms and test results may seem scary, but it’s a promising sign that the vaccine has effectively fortified the immune response.
COVID-19 symptoms can be incredibly confusing, but there are actually easy-to-understand clusters.
The most commonly reported symptoms among U.S. patients with Omicron-variant infections were mild, according to the CDC, and include: Cough, Fatigue, Congestion, Runny nose...
The symptom differences between people infected with the omicron variant versus the delta variant are really more similar than they are different.
Fever, Covid toes, and a loss of taste: Why are Covid-19 symptoms so weird and varied?
"It's mostly that runny nose, sore throat and nasal congestion," says Dr. John Vanchiere, the associate director of the Center for Emerging Viral Threats at LSU Health Shreveport. "The cough is milder [than previous variants], if there's any cough at all, and fever seems to be a little less common."
Fever, runny nose, headache? Lost your sense of taste or smell? Your guide to differentiating between the three illnesses.
We asked experts to describe the most prevalent symptoms they’re seeing right now among people with Covid-19.
So what does a mild case look like? A mild case could mean barely any symptoms and a quick return to feeling normal. But so-called mild cases aren't always ... well, mild.
The constellation of long Covid symptoms is broad, can vary widely between individuals and can affect multiple different parts of the body. This makes it a challenge to diagnose, especially since there’s no simple diagnostic test and Covid-19 can affect most of the systems in your body. Similarly, long Covid can affect multiple parts of the body...
Even those who had milder symptoms performed worse on brain-function tests.
Besides the well-described symptoms of fever, cough and loss of smell are other effects, including fatigue, rash, headache, abdominal pain and diarrhoea. People who develop more severe forms of the disease also report confusion, severe muscle pains, cough and shortness of breath.
From a sniffle or cough that feels like allergies to severe body aches and crippling fatigue, the symptoms of coronavirus can be unpredictable from head to toe.
It’s tempting to latch onto any way to spot this virus. But so much of this is speculative and won’t pan out.
Fatigue, shivers, chest pain, all of which could go away one day and then come right back the next.
While there are subtle differences between the latest coronavirus strain and previous ones, so far the signs of infection look pretty similar.
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.