covid-19 pandemic • symptoms • advice 

It seems like a lot of people are uncertain about what symptoms coronavirus actually has, so I thought I'd share this info I found from the WHO/CDC. Especially because it's not like all the other illnesses are on vacation, and it's best not to panic if you happen to get sick.

Firstly, if you're sneezing and have a blocked nose, you do not have coronavirus. You have a cold.

Secondly, if you have a headache, fatigue, and muscular aches, it's more likely that you have flu. These are common symptoms of influenza but only sometimes present in coronavirus infections.

The symptom to watch for is shortness of breath. Only coronavirus causes this. It's a respiratory infection which can cause pneumonia. This is what makes it dangerous, so watch out for it.

Advice is to seek medical help if you have difficulty breathing or have an uncontrollably high fever.

Otherwise, stay home, keep hydrated, and get plenty of rest.

@InvaderXan Do you have a link to the original image/page? I seem to recall it was this exact image that someone else shared, but they couldn't find the original one (reverse image search doesn't find anything, at least in tineye.com).
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@nathan I'm afraid I got it from a nurse on twitter (via a physicist friend), but she seems to have locked her account now, unfortunately. Which is a pity, because she had a bunch of other helpful advice, too.

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