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Doctor Warns Delta Variant Has Different Symptoms Than The Regular Ones

COVID has hit us bad. But after all this time, we were still not prepared for a more dangerous strain. The Delta variant has come, and it is now predominant in the U.S. And besides the fact that it is more deadly and more easily transmissible, it seems that it has different symptoms, as well.

Dr. George Monks, physician and teacher at the University of Oklahoma, has stated that he looked into the Delta variant and its different symptoms from COVID-19: “The delta variant has slightly different symptoms compared to the original virus.  You may not get the loss of taste (and) smell. The delta variant could cause issues like a cough, shortness of breath, a fever, body aches, congestion, and more. Please get tested if you have these.” He then continues by encouraging people to wear a mask, as it is one of the easiest ways to stay safe, especially if you’re worried about your health.

Dr. Monks also talks about the importance of the vaccine, its safety and its effectiveness in keeping us alive.

An infectious disease specialist at Novant Health, Dr. David Priest, stated that fully vaccinated people would experience symptoms, but quite vague, and indeed not as severely as those unvaccinated. These symptoms include a runny rose and a sore throat.

What are the common COVID-19 symptoms?

Even if you are vaccinated, you will still go through a set of symptoms. These are very common, and the vaccine will help you feel them at a lower intensity:

  • headaches
  • runny nose
  • sneezing
  • sore throat
  • loss of smell
  • loss of taste
Mary J. Payne
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