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messageNew government advice re Covid-19 symptoms warranting testing
Posted by Sue May 18, 02:34PM

UK coronavirus tests advised for people who lose taste or smell

[www.theguardian.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 18, 03:43pm by Sue.

messageRe: New government advice re symptoms warranting testing
Posted by Sue May 18, 03:43PM

Don't know why this has been moved to the lounge from the Covid-19 section?

messageRe: New government advice re Covid-19 symptoms warranting testing
Posted by seenbeen May 19, 11:03AM

That was in the list of symptoms at the beginning. I took note since if I have a cold even I loose taste and smell for about 3 weeks and I crave spicy food.
Also Smokers had better beware...no surprise there though- respiratory disease gets worse for smokers....

messageRe: New government advice re Covid-19 symptoms warranting testing
Posted by Sue May 20, 12:34AM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> That was in the list of symptoms at the beginning.


It was never listed on a gov or NHS website.

The only symptoms listed were a dry continuous cough and a high temperature.

Only now joined by a loss of taste and smell.

The Covid-19 survey being run by Kings asks about a much wider range of symptoms which are associated with the virus.

It is quite possible to test positive without having a cough, a high temperature or a loss of taste/smell.

The numbers of people having this virus in the UK have probably been vastly underestimated, but more worryingly, many many people have probably infected others because they had symptoms which they had no idea were due to Covid-19.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was may 20, 12:38am by Sue.

messageRe: New government advice re Covid-19 symptoms warranting testing
Posted by JohnL May 20, 09:59AM

seenbeen Wrote:
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> That was in the list of symptoms at the beginning.
> I took note since if I have a cold even I loose
> taste and smell for about 3 weeks and I crave
> spicy food.
> Also Smokers had better beware...no surprise there
> though- respiratory disease gets worse for
> smokers....

[www.newscientist.com]


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