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At this point, you probably know about the early symptoms of COVID to be alert for: Dry cough, fever, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell. But COVID-19 can cause a wide spectrum of symptoms, some of which can be mistaken for minor illnesses or the stresses of everyday life. And one study has found that the most common first sign of COVID can be particularly hard to isolate. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The Most Common Sign of COVID is FatigueAccording to the COVID Symptom Study—a UK-based study that encourages participants to regularly log their COVID status and symptoms in an app—the most common early sign of COVID-19 is fatigue. According to researchers, 82% of people diagnosed with coronavirus experienced fatigue within the first seven days of their illness. In second place: 72% reported a headache.While many people might believe that fever is the most reliable early indicator of COVID—supported by the widespread institution of temperature checks outside various businesses and public spaces—the data from the COVID Symptom Study, along with other studies, doesn't bear this out. "Forty percent of all age groups reported having a fever in the first seven days," the researchers wrote.However, they noted: "This or loss of smell and persistent cough are still the key symptoms to be aware of—so people with the classic three symptoms of persistent cough, fever or loss of smell should certainly seek a COVID test."RELATED: COVID Symptoms Usually Appear in This Order, Study FindsFatigue not always a COVID signThe COVID Symptom Study assembled its data from app users who had tested positive for COVID-19 through a swab test and reported the symptoms they experienced through the first week of their illness. The Centers for Disease Control&Prevention lists fatigue as a common early sign of COVID-19. But fatigue is common to any viral infection—it happens as the body attempts to fight off an illness—and it doesn't automatically indicate that you've been infected with coronavirus. If you're feeling run-down to the point that it's bothersome, and it doesn't have a clear explanation—as in, like most of us, you haven't run a marathon lately—the best thing to do is to contact your healthcare provider, explain your symptoms and concerns, and follow their advice about how to proceed, including any potential COVID testing or treatment.RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to survive this pandemicAs for yourself, do everything you can to prevent getting—and spreading—COVID-19 in the first place: Wear a face mask, get tested if you think you have coronavirus, avoid crowds (and bars, and house parties), practice social distancing, only run essential errands, wash your hands regularly, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and to get through this pandemic at your healthiest, don't miss these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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With more than 400,000 Americans dead from coronavirus, now is the time, more than ever, to be careful you don't catch, or spread, COVID-19. "By the middle of February, we expect half a million deaths in this country. That doesn't speak to the tens of thousands of people who are living with a yet uncharacterized syndrome after they've recovered," said incoming Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) head Rochelle Walensky on CBS' Face the Nation. "I think we still have some dark weeks ahead." Read on to see what the CDC says to stop doing immediately—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 Avoid Gatherings Immediately "A gathering refers to a planned or spontaneous event, indoors or outdoors, with a small number of people participating or a large number of people in attendance such as a community event or gathering, concert, festival, conference, parade, wedding, or sporting event," says the CDC. "The more people an individual interacts with at a gathering and the longer that interaction lasts, the higher the potential risk of becoming infected with COVID-19 and COVID-19 spreading." Their bottom line: "Avoid gatherings. The higher the level of community transmission in the area that the gathering is being held, the higher the risk of COVID-19 spreading during a gathering." 2 Stop Standing Close to People Even if They Have a Mask On "Everyone should wear a mask in public settings and when around people who don't live in your household, especially when other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain," says the CDC. "Continue to keep about 6 feet between yourself and others. The mask is not a substitute for social distancing." 3 Stop Thinking People Without Symptoms Are Healthy The CDC has found that over half of COVID infections are believed to be transmitted asymptomatically—that is, by people who seem healthy, with no symptoms, but carry the infection and give it to you. Because so many with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, you must assume anyone could be infected. Even those who have been vaccinated can carry their disease. "Remember that some people without symptoms may be able to spread virus," warns the CDC. 4 Don't Wear Your Mask Wrong The CDC advises you do not choose masks that:"Are made of fabric that makes it hard to breathe, for example, vinylHave exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escapeAre intended for healthcare workers, including N95 respirators or surgical masksDo choose masks that:Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabricCompletely cover your nose and mouthFit snugly against the sides of your face and don't have gaps." 5 Don't Forget to Get Retested If you took a COVID-19 test and it came up negative—but you're still experiencing symptoms, be concerned. "People who take an antigen test that comes back negative should get retested if they have symptoms," says the CDC.RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. Fauci 6 How to Survive this Pandemic "Everyone, regardless of COVID-19 test results, should keep wearing masks, avoiding gatherings,&staying at least 6 feet from others," says the CDC simply. So do so—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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As of Tuesday, 400,000 people in the United States and over 2,000,000 globally have lost their lives as a result of COVID-19. While the death toll of the virus is incredibly sad, it also represents something else far more important. During an interview with the Harvard Business Review, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, issued a warning in regards to the COVID-19 death toll, urging people to use it as proof of a fundamental fact. Read on to find out what it is—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss these Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. The Virus Is Real, Warns Dr. Fauci: "Look at Your Own Hospitals"Dr. Fauci explains that the COVID death toll is proof that the virus is 100 percent real. However, due to "mixed messages that have come to Washington" there are people who still believe it is a hoax—despite the fact that hospitals are at capacity and people are dying. "I think when we go back and look at this in history, we'll be scratching our heads and saying, how did that happen?" he said. "You know, how was it that you add a region, a state or a city where the hospitals are being overrun, where you have 20 intensive care unit beds, and you have 50 people who need intensive care that in that same town, city, state, there was still people that think it's a hoax that think it's false news. How can you think that close to 400,000 deaths, which is historic in the proportion, like nothing we've ever seen in 102 years is a hoax? I mean, look at your own hospitals, look at the people who are dying and yet astoundingly, there are people that don't believe that's real. I mean, I'd never seen anything like that."RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say DoctorsCOVID Is a Health Issue—Not a Political Issue—He SaysFauci explains that due to the fact that the virus was somehow turned into a political issue, the fundamental ways of preventing the spread were rejected by a good portion of the population. "Public health officials have had a very difficult time because if everything we're dealing with was in the context of public health, I don't think you would be seeing this disparity and discrepancy among various sectors in this country about things that seem to be reasonably straightforward—wearing masks, keeping distance, avoiding congregate settings in crowds, particularly indoor," he pointed out. "We have gotten caught, and this is so unfortunate, in being in an extremely divisive society in our own country," he continued, using the Capitol riots as an example. "The issues of public health have been consumed in a divisive context so that there are people who feel that when we say to avoid congregate settings or wear a mask that somehow or other we're encroaching upon something that really has nothing to do with, with public health, it's like their freedom."RELATED: If You Feel This, You May Have Already Had COVID, Says Dr. FauciHow to Survive This PandemicSo follow Fauci's fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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Cast your mind back to last March 23, 2020. It was our first day we were told to “stay at home”. The city emptied of office workers. Tourists retreated. Shops, hotels and attractions shut. The exodus from London’s streets was stark. Images of an empty Piccadilly Square and deserted Trafalgar Square filled newspaper pages. Now in our third lockdown, London, which accounts for nearly a quarter of the UK economy, is once again disconcertingly quiet. Hotels, attractions, restaurants and “non-essential” shops are mostly shuttered. All but essential travel is against government guidance. As we swiftly head towards the anniversary of the first nationwide closure – for now, lockdown regulations are due to expire on March 31 – how might 12 months of restrictions have left our greatest tourist city? To begin with, a dramatic drop off in international visitors. Pre-pandemic, tourism was worth £18.7 billion to the economy. Some 21 million international visitors came to London in 2019. Allen Simpson of London & Partners, the organisation responsible for promoting London as a tourist destination, says visits to the city fell by approximately 72 per cent last year.
Some people feel nothing when they get COVID-19; others die. And still others are maimed, possibly for life—dubbed "Long Haulers," they suffer from Long COVID, a series of symptoms that make life nearly unbearable. Natalie Lambert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine in the Medical School at Indiana University, is perhaps the country's top expert when it comes to Long COVID and she has pinpointed which symptoms that are the most common. Here are the 5 longest-lasting symptoms that are experienced by the most people who took her survey. Read on—and to ensure your health and the health of others, don't miss the full list of Sure Signs You've Already Had Coronavirus. 1 You Are Likely to Feel a Long-Lasting Fatigue According to Dr. Lambert, the majority of her subjects struggled with severe exhaustion, and couldn't kick it. "Fatigue was reported to last an average of over 99 days," she reveals. In July, Dr. Lambert published the ground-breaking Long Hauler Survey, detailing the struggle of long haulers as well as the symptoms they suffer. Fatigue was the most common symptom then as well. 2 You May Feel a "Persistent" Headache A headache is one of the first manifestations of COVID-19, and it is also one of the longest, per Dr. Lambert's latest survey. The long hauler headache is described as "persistent" and sometimes lasts all day and others are episodic. 3 You Might Have Shortness of Breath Shortness of breath, or "difficulty breathing" are also common ailments of long COVID that last for months on end, according to Dr. Lamber's survey pool. This symptom is one of the trademarks of the virus, which attacks the respiratory system. 4 You May Have Brain Fog Another severe symptom that surveyors reported to linger for months after an infection was brain fog. This severe type of cognitive dysfunction makes it difficult for individuals to return to work and function during daily activities. RELATED: 7 Tips You Must Follow to Avoid COVID, Say Doctors 5 You Might Develop a Cough A dry cough is one of the first symptoms that COVID sufferers report—and one of the last to linger, according to Dr. Lambert's survey. 6 How to Survive This Pandemic If you experience any of these symptoms, call a medical professional immediately. And follow Dr. Anthony Fauci's fundamentals and help end this surge, no matter where you live—wear a face mask, social distance, avoid large crowds, don't go indoors with people you're not sheltering with (especially in bars), practice good hand hygiene, get vaccinated when it becomes available to you, and to protect your life and the lives of others, don't visit any of these 35 Places You're Most Likely to Catch COVID.
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