Warning: New COVID-19 Symptoms are Overlooked by the Public


Since the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple changes have been seen in the virus and symptoms of the infection. Moreover, the experts believe that the dominant strain is expected to cause a surge in cases this winter.

Furthermore, although the most common and top symptoms of the virus are fever, anosmia (loss of smell), and runny nose, the symptom currently reported is a sore throat.

Professor Tim Spector, who founded the COVID ZOE app said that the next wave is about to start. Moreover, he also quoted that it would affect the elderly quite a bit earlier than the previous wave.

It looks like we’re in the start of the next wave and this time it’s affected older people slightly earlier than the last wave. Many people are still using the government guidelines about symptoms which are wrong,

He further added that approximately two-thirds of people are suffering from a sore throat now. Additionally, the common symptoms of covid, which are fever and loss of smell are rare now. Hence, many old people would not even assume that they are affected by the virus. This might prevent them from getting tested as well.

At the moment, COVID starts in two-thirds of people with a sore throat. Fever and loss of smell are really rare now – so many old people may not think they’ve got COVID. They’d say it’s a cold and not be tested.

Guideline Updates Based on Symptoms

Professor Spector has called the government to update the guidelines. He claimed that they should be according to the trends and symptoms seen in recent months. This step can help in curbing the spike of symptoms in the upcoming cases.

He also said that the U.K. is not taking the symptoms seriously and is blind to the risks of the potential virus. Furthermore, there is a reduction in the testing labs for COVID-19 and an already overburdened NHS. Hence, the covid plans of the government can lead to a damning outlook.


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