The COVID19 COE Symptoms Page is to provide basic information around symptoms and their association to COVID. Here you can find background on the symptoms and how it relates to COVID. This should not be used to replace a doctor's care. If you are suffering symptoms, please seek professional care.
Coronavirus New Variants are Faster Spreading and more dangerous?
The new strains of COVID like Delta Variant in the US, are spreading globally, much faster than SARS-COV2 (Novel Coronavirus) SARS stands for “severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2″.
The CDC and National Institute of Health reference the COVID variant’s proper nomenclature instead of discovery location. Here we keep a note of the symptoms associated with COVID. The “China virus” should be SARS-CoV-2 or novel coronavirus, New variants should be B.1.1.7, not “U.K. variant” and P.1, not the “Brazilian variant.” Using one example, B.1.1.7 was identified in 40 countries. The point of origination matters less given that each of these variants have mutated across the world, and in countries beyond the country of origin.
- SARS-COV2 or Novel Coronavirus, not the “China Virus”
- SARS-MERS-CoV not the Middle East respiratory syndrome
- B.1.1.7, not the British or U.K. has 17 mutations and is spreading by double every 10 days in the US.
- P.1, not the Brazilian variant.
- B.1.351, the South African variant mutations seem to hide from COV Antibody /Vaccine
Is this a Covid Symptom?
Known COVID symptoms are evolving. Coronavirus symptoms range severity from mild to severe illness. Here is a current list of symptoms.
When viewing this list please note that associated Covid-19 symptoms may also be symptoms of other illnesses. Most importantly, do not use this list to ‘self treat’. Contact your primary care physician to discern the severity, impact and treatment. If you are experiencing associated COVID symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has novel coronavirus, consult your doctor.
A COVID patient’s illness differs even by common symptom impact. Do not wait if a symptom is severe, but “known” for COVID. Seek medical care for persistent, problematic, or life threatening symptoms, whether COVID or not.
Covid is more deadly than the flu. COVID19 COE data is referential to improve discussion and awareness around Covid. Diagnosis and recovery determinations must be made by your medical care team.
This page contains useful references on Symptoms that have been identified as related to Testing, Managing, and immunization against COVID. This is a reference of Coronavirus common CDC symptoms, as well as a longer, and growing list of Covid Long-Hauler Symptoms.
CDC Basic COVID-19 Symptoms
CDC notes that there are more symptoms, however this represents the most basic list of COVID-19 symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.
This is not an exhaustive list, however people with these symptoms should test for COVID-19.
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
How to Check and Test if you currently have Covid
The CDC offers a Symptom Quick Self Checker Tool to help you determine if you need testing. You can visit your state or local health department’s website to look for the latest local information on testing.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and want to get tested, call your healthcare provider first.
- If you have symptoms of COVID-19 and are not tested, it is important to stay home. Find out what to do if you are sick.
- Both types of viral tests are available for at-home use.
Long Hauler Symptoms are Far Longer than the initial CDC List
The best Long Haul Study has found several hundred more symptoms than initially recognized by the CDC. Characterizing Long COVID in an International Cohort: 7 Months of Symptoms and Their Impact
The conclusive list of Long Covid Symptoms is very much still evolving.