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    Default Is It Fall Allergies or Coronavirus?

    Linda Carroll
    September 18, 2020

    As the blast of ragweed pollen rings in the fall allergy season, anxiety over COVID-19 may start to soar because so many allergy symptoms overlap with the early signs of a viral infection.
    There are multiple overlapping symptoms you see in COVID-19 and the common seasonal allergies," said Dr. Alfred Iloreta, an assistant professor of otolaryngology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. In both you might experience coughing, overall fatigue, sore throat, congestion, shortness of breath, a runny nose and headaches."

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    Default Re: Is It Fall Allergies or Coronavirus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Wizard View Post
    As the blast of ragweed pollen rings in the fall allergy season, anxiety over COVID-19 may start to soar because so many allergy symptoms overlap with the early signs of a viral infection.
    Add to that, bad air quality from (distant) forest fire smoke that I posted about two weeks ago. https://www.hawkeshealth.net/communi...ad.php?t=20430 Reply #4.
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    I wonder how many COVID infections were missed because people thought they were suffering from bad air quality due to forest fire smoke vs. a viral infection. Talking about a double whammy!!!

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    And though the smoke pollution may be present, one can't always smell it.

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