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Covid or a cold?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Ria, Oct 21, 2021.

  1. Ria

    Ria Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Please read the research published by Covid join Zoe. (https://covid.joinzoe.com/post/do-i-have-covid-or-a-cold-how-to-tell-the-difference) Headache, runny nose, sore throat, sneezing can be symptoms of Covid. Contrary to what DiabetesUK published last month.
    Please take a lateral flow test freely available from most chemists to rule out Covid before you go to school, work or wherever.
    Many countries now include these symptoms as possible Covid ones especially if you are young or have been vaccinated.

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  2. chrisbug

    chrisbug Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    So on Sunday my 8 yo son had a positive LFT. My wife, 11 yo daughter and myself all negative LFT. We had PCR test the next day and within 24 hours this was all confirmed.
    He has been absolutely fine and well.
    During a phone conversation with the track and trace people, they asked about symptoms, my wife mentioned he had a runny nose when he got home from school on Friday, they then said Friday is first day to start counting from.
    Now, is it just one person's opinion that my sons runny nose is covid related?
    (Children and runny noses kind of go hand in hand, that's probably why they've always got colds, after they returned to school and did loads of hand washing and social distancing, lots of kids went home with colds!)
    And why, are these new symptoms not listed on gov. Website?
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