Delta Variant Symptoms Might Be Different To What We're Used To
The Delta variant appears to cause different coronavirus symptoms to what we’re used to, which are more reminiscent of a bad cold, according to the lead researcher behind the Zoe Covid Symptom Study.
Professor Tim Spector, an expert in genetic epidemiology from King’s College London (KCL), said the variant, which first originated in India and has now become the most dominant variant in the UK, “is more like a bad cold” in the younger population and “people don’t realise that”.
The NHS website still lists the three classic symptoms – a high temperature, new and continuous cough, and loss or change to smell and/or taste – as the main symptoms of the virus.
In his weekly debrief, Prof Spector said increases in cases appear to be in the young and unvaccinated, with most cases under 40 years old.
This tallies up with Public Health England (PHE) statistics published on June 10, which revealed case rates have increased in most age groups this past week, with infections now highest in those aged 20-29.
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