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The Best Source for COVID-19 News is the Experts

 CDC LogoThe volume of news and information related to the COVID-19 Pandemic is overwhelming and not every source offers valuable news or insight. Trusted health sources provide the most accurate information, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and PA's Department of Health. These sites routinely provide updates, such as a recent update from the CDC that listed symptoms for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recently updated the list of symptoms for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The CDC advise watching for a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild effects to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus.

People with these symptoms or combinations of symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Or at least two of these symptoms:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

Complete information appears on the CDC website at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Other sources provide additional reading, including collected or anecdotal evidence. For example, Kaiser Health News (KHN) is a nonprofit news service committed to in-depth coverage of health care policy and politics. Kaiser recently released an article detailing some less typical symptoms that have been seen in elders with coronavirus. That article can be found here: https://khn.org/news/seniors-with-covid-19-show-unusual-symptoms-doctors-say/. As older adults respond differently to illness and infection, those serving this population should review this article for a list of these atypical symptoms. Information presented in the article comes from a variety of sources, some of which are anecdotal.