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Flu, Pneumonia & COVID-19: Do you know the symptoms?

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  • Flu, Pneumonia & COVID-19: Do you know the symptoms?

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    All three are respiratory diseases. There are both similarities and differences in symptoms among the three. For more information visit

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  • Flu, pneumonia and COVID-19: Preventing lung disease

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    Flu, pneumonia and COVID-19 are all respiratory diseases. There are different ways to prevent and treat these. Visit for more information.

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  • COVID-19 I Detecting pneumonia caused by COVID-19

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    Using cutting-edge artificial intelligence technology, UW‒Madison investigators have developed a far more precise way to identify cases of COVID-19 induced pneumonia.

  • COVID 19 Causing Pneumonia | Pneumonia explained

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    The COVID 19 virus can cause pneumonia. But what else do you know about pneumonia? watch this video for Pneumonia Explained.

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    Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs, resulting in the air sacs become inflamed and fill up with phlegm and pus, and sometimes even fluid.
    The quickest and fastest way to diagnose pneumonia is through a chest X-ray - where white hazy patches may show up in the lung fields.
    A variety of organisms, including bacteria, viruses, and fungus, can cause pneumonia. COVID-19 is one of the organisms.
    Symptoms of pneumonia may vary from individual to individual.
    They include cough, phlegm production, shortness of breath, fever with chills, chest pain, in severe cases or in elderly patients, even confusion and drowsiness. Please see your doctor if you are suffering from the above symptoms as pneumonia can be potentially fatal.

    Pneumonia is a very serious condition.
    In Singapore, Pneumonia is the second most common cause of death after cancer. World health organization (WHO) estimates that between 250,000 to 5 million people die of pneumonia from influenza annually.
    In fact, pneumonia accounts for about 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old!
    Some of the common causes of pneumonia include
    1) virus infection: such as influenza, respiratory syncytial virus ( RSV ), the current feared COVID-19 virus, rhinovirus
    2) bacterial infection such as streptococcus pneumonia, chlamydia, and mycoplasma pneumonia, legionella, tuberculosis
    3) & less commonly, fungal infection

    Risk factors of getting pneumonia includes
    - elderlies older than 65
    - children 5 years or younger
    - smokers
    - patients with chronic lung conditions like asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease, or heart diseases
    - patients who are hospitalized
    - patients who have weakened immune systems like HIV patients, or patients who are on chemotherapy or post organ transplant.

    So then, how can we prevent ourselves and others from getting pneumonia?
    1) make sure you get vaccinated against the pathogens that can cause pneumonia. I will discuss more vaccinations later on
    2) practice good hygiene by regularly washing your hands and sanitizing your hands and to wear masks and rest at home if you are having cough and flu symptoms
    3) stop smoking
    4) keeping your immune system strong: by getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, and eating a healthy diet.

    Can vaccines help prevent pneumonia?
    Definitely!
    With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic - The covid-19 vaccine significantly lowers our chance of catching the virus.
    So please get it done if you do not have contraindications to it - please watch my video on the Covid 19 vaccine and the side effects of the covid 19 vaccines to learn more about the contra-indications.
    And in doing so, vaccines can prevent pneumonia caused by COVID-19.

    Some of the other vaccines that may help prevent pneumonia includes
    1) influenza vaccine: which is typically done yearly - click on the link above to find out more about influenza.
    2) Hemophilus influenza vaccine
    3) pertussis vaccine
    4) pneumococcal vaccines

    For children born and living in Singapore,
    They routinely receive the 5-in-1 vaccines before they are 1 year of age - this vaccine will protect the children against Hemophilus influenza and pertussis.
    We would also strongly encourage children less than 5 and seniors older than 65 to get their flu vaccine and the pneumococcal vaccines.
    Please consult your family physician to find out more about it!
    In fact, these vaccines are heavily subsidized and in the appropriate age groups may even be free!

    The treatment of pneumonia, in general, depends on the severity of the infection.
    For patients who are very sick, they have to be admitted to the hospital and receive Intravenous antibiotics and supportive treatment like supplementary oxygen and close monitoring.
    For others, we may treat them outpatient with oral antibiotics and see them regularly to assess their improvement and eventual recovery.

    In essence, do recognize that pneumonia is very common, especially in the very young and elderly.
    It can be treated and recovery is often complete.
    See your doctor early if you have symptoms of pneumonia, especially in light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • What is COVID pneumonia and can young people get it?

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    Conjoint Professor at UNSW Medicine and respiratory disease expert Christine Jenkins says COVID pneumonia happens when the virus invades the lungs and causes an inflammatory reaction that compromises the function of the lung.


    Young people are more likely to get asymptomatic COVID-19 – where the virus infects the body but does not show symptoms. And while they have shown to recover quicker from COVID-19, they are not immune to developing COVID-19 pneumonia.


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  • Is It A Cold, Or Flu, Or COVID? How To Tell The Difference

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    If your head is stuffy or your throat is sore, how can you tell whether you have a cold or flu or COVID? It’s a question many are asking with the arrival of flu season. NBC News senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres joins TODAY to break it all down. “If you start getting sick, essentially you have to assume it’s COVID unless proven otherwise,” he says.

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  • How To Tell If You Have A Cold, The Flu Or Coronavirus | TODAY

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    If you’re feeling under the weather, how do you know if you have coronavirus, the flu or just the common cold? NBC senior medical correspondent Dr. John Torres helps to decipher the symptoms as flu season begins.» Subscribe to TODAY:
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  • Flu and COVID-19: Similarities and Differences

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    The 2020–2021 #flu season has merged with the #COVID19 pandemic. The illnesses are caused by separate viruses, but there are some similarities as well as differences. Lisa Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H., senior director of infection prevention for the Johns Hopkins Health System and infectious diseases physician at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, discusses the viruses as well as how you can prevent both, including the importance of getting a #flu vaccine.
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  • Treating Covid Pneumonia: Real Story told by a Frontline Doctor

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    I'm a Frontline Covid Doctor who treats Covid 19 Pneumonia patients everyday. This real life clinical case is about a young male patient in mid-twenties who had refused to take the covid vaccine. It was painful to see how he deteriorated fast from a simple covid infection into life-threatening severe covid pneumonia.

    The topics discussed in this animation are.
    1. Presentation of Covid 19 Pneumonia with initial symptoms.
    2. Xray and HRCT features of Covid Pneumonia.
    3. Oxygen therapy (facemask/CPAP)
    4. Steroid administration in Covid Pneumonia. (Dexamethasone, Methylprednisolone)
    5. Other important Drugs. (Remdesivir, Tocilizumab)
    7. Frontline Doctor's experience with corona disease.

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  • How Coronavirus Kills: Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome & COVID 19 Treatment

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    How COVID-19 causes fatalities from acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) by pulmonologist and critical care specialist Dr. Seheult of
    This video illustrates how viruses such as the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can cause pneumonia or widespread lung inflammation resulting in ARDS.
    Includes evidenced-based ARDS treatment breakthrough strategies: Low tidal volume ventilation, paralysis, and prone positioning.

    Note: this video was recorded on January 28, 2020, with the best information available. Acute respiratory distress is, of course, not the ONLY way COVID 19 causes fatalities (other causes include heart failure, thrombosis (stroke), etc.)

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  • Help overcome pneumonia from COVID

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    The pneumonia and lung damage is the major complication of COVID and the reason people with COVID get admitted to the hospital and may end up in the ICU. LIKE, SUBSCRIBE and SHARE. If you are at home and have COVID and start to have lung symptoms, the PRONE POSITION with deep coughing, is a great additional measure to help your lungs, improve oxygen delivery and reduce the risk of complications of COVID pneumonia. I care for COVID patients in the hospital and ICU. I personally had COVID pneumonia as well. it is a serious virus, yet this simple measure may help your lungs fight the virus. Stay healthy and safe and share as well.

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  • COVID-19: Coronavirus and Silent Pneumonia - NHK Documentary

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  • COVID vs Common Cold vs Flu - Which one is it?

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    COVID vs. Common Cold vs. Flu - Which one is it?

    Every fall and winter - coughing, sneezing, and sniffling, and the like.
    Is it the common cold?
    Is it the Flu? or
    It is COVID?

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    All 3 of these have overlapping symptoms. And COVID cases are already starting to increase in the US with the cold weather, which is just the beginning of the 2nd surge that everyone is talking about. COVID, flu, and common colds are all caused by viruses.

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    These tiny infectious agents can survive only by getting inside the cells of animals or humans. There are more than 200 different viruses that can cause the common cold. The most common viruses that cause common colds are rhinoviruses and different types of covid viruses. For example, COVID is caused by a specific type of covid called SARS-CoV-2. The specific virus that causes infection and how your body’s immune system responds to the virus determines the symptoms and severity of illness.

    The main way that these viruses spread from person to person are through the tiny droplets that sick people propel when they cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can fly six feet or more in the air, and they can spread the virus if they deposit on someone’s mouth or nose or they get inhaled into a person’s lungs. The novel covid, meaning SARS-CoV-2, is aerosolized and can travel up to 27 feet in aerosolized form. That is something I talk more about in a separate video Colborne transmission. With COVID, an infected person doesn’t need to show symptoms to spread the virus.

    About 40% of viral transmission happens before infected people show symptoms. After people are infected, if they develop symptoms, it can be for several days or their illness duration. And about 1/3rd of people with COVID never develop symptoms. You're contagious with the common cold the entire time you have symptoms, but you’re most contagious right after you catch the infection before you have symptoms. You’re most contagious with the flu from the day before your symptoms start until about the fifth day of symptoms.

    It’s important to stay home with any of these illnesses when you or your child is most infectious. Viruses also spread through physical contacts like kissing or shaking hands, or when a person touches a surface (like a desk or doorknob) that has accumulated droplets from a sick person and then touches their own eyes, mouth, or nose. Viruses can live on surfaces for hours to days, although how long they remain intact and infectious depends on the virus, the surface, and the environment.

    COVID is a real wild card here. There can be no symptoms, or it can be similar to the common cold. Or it can be similar to the flu. But it can also cause loss of smell, so that is somewhat of a unique symptom. And it becomes concerning when people develop shortness of breath, which is a result of pneumonia developing. So although both flu and COVID can cause pneumonia, COVID is more likely to do so.

    With COVID, it can take anywhere from two to 14 days after exposure to the virus for symptoms to appear. On average, it's 5 days. And that is if people do develop symptoms. Another unique aspect of COVID is that symptoms can start out mild or even improve temporarily and worsen. Some people continue to have fatigue and other symptoms for months after their infection, the so-called “long haulers.”

    Why do some people get so sick with COVID? With COVID, the death rate ranges from 10% to 27% in people ages 85 and older but is less than 1% in those ages 54 and younger. One reason for this disparity may be differences in the aging immune system.

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  • COVID-19 symptoms: Is it a cold, flu or coronavirus?

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    Colds, flu and Covid-19 are caused by different viruses, but can have similar symptoms.

    Most people who feel ill with coronavirus will have at least one of the key symptoms:
    1- a high temperature
    2- a new, continuous cough
    3- a loss or change to their sense of smell or taste

    So what do you need to know about other things you may catch in the coming months?

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  • 7 Signs Youve Had a Lung Infection Without Knowing

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    Did you test positive for a Lung Infection without knowing it? Watch this video to find out.
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    ➡️ A Cough That Won't Go Away
    The coughing mechanism is how your body gets rid of particles in the respiratory tract. During most lung infections, inflammation and mucus build-up occurs in the airways of the lungs which makes it more difficult to breathe. Your body triggers a cough response in order to get rid of the foreign materials in your lungs, allowing you to take in more air and breathe more freely.

    ➡️ Fever
    A fever can occur for many reasons, but it's most commonly seen when the body is fighting an infection. The average body temperature is 98.6°F (37°C) but it can fluctuate some, usually with warmer temperatures occurring later in the day. In general, some individuals will have a higher baseline temperature than others, but when a lung infection is present, it can increase as high as 105°F (40.5°C).

    ➡️ Weakness and Fatigue
    Weakness and fatigue are two of the most common signs of a lung infection. That is because, fighting off an infection takes energy from your body that you may have a difficult time manufacturing because the body is ill. Running a fever, battling with an infection, and a general feeling of unease can leave anyone feeling tired and a bit weak.

    ➡️ Shortness of Breath
    Shortness of breath is a symptom that occurs in most lung infections and can remain after other symptoms have gone away. This is likely due to inflammation that has occurred in the airways of the lungs. Shortness of breath can happen when performing activities that you can normally do pretty easily, such as walking to the mailbox or going up a flight of stairs.

    ➡️ You Have Suffered Through a Bad Cold
    Because the symptoms of a cold virus are so similar to the flu virus, some medical professionals initially have a difficult time distinguishing between the two. Regardless, both the flu and common cold can result in the occurrence of a lung infection. Bacterial infections may also occur after a viral infection because of the disruption of bacteria in the lungs.

    ➡️ Hair Loss
    According to the Academy of Dermatology, the body loses 50-100 strands of hair per day. In the case of a lung infection, this number of strands lost per day will be increased. Telogen effluvium is a condition in which hair loss occurs after a stressful experience, as seen with an illness.

    ➡️ Loss of Taste or Smell
    It may come to you as a surprise, but a very large percentage of people who have tested positive for a lung infection will experience a loss of taste and/or smell. This is because certain viruses can affect the olfactory cells in the upper nasal cavity which directly affects your ability to smell.

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  • Pneumonia and COVID19 | Dr. Zafar Ahmed

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    Dr. Zafar Ahmed, Sr. Consultant, Intensive & Critical Care, Pulmonology, Fortis Mohali, talks about the correlation between Pneumonia and COVID19. He goes on to outline how COVID19 can induce Pneumonia in patients and the symptoms that may be observed.
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  • A doctor explains the difference between pneumonia and the coronavirus

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    Dr. Reddy is here to answer your most pressing COVID-19 questions.

  • Pneumonia in severe COVID-19 patients more damaging

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    Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in the lungs, typically caused by a bug, bacteria, or influenza and now, SARS-CoV-2. But doctors say the virus leaves more severe damage in its wake. And now they believe they know why. It is knowledge that will lead to better treatments.

  • How to tell if you have COVID-19, the flu or a cold

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    Do you have a stuffy nose, sore throat and a cough? In the past, you would try to determine if it was a cold or the flu. Now, we must consider COVID-19. With all these possibilities, it might be hard to figure out what’s causing your symptoms. This guide will help you learn the differences between COVID-19, the flu and a cold.

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  • Cold, flu or coronavirus symptoms? How to tell if it’s Covid-19

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    It's not just cold and flu season, Covid-19 is also in the mix this year. These three respiratory illnesses are all very contagious and share some of the same general symptoms. What are those symptoms? How can you try and keep yourself healthy?

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  • Omicron variant: How can I tell if my symptoms are COVID, flu or common cold?

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    Doctors admit it's extremely difficult to differentiate between the flu and COVID, but there are subtle differences between omicron and delta variants.

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  • Flu vs COVID-19 - Signs and Symptoms

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    The Flu and COVID-19 have a lot in common. Most notably, it is almost impossible to differentiate between them based on signs and symptoms alone, because they are so similar. COVID-19, however, presents with some unique features, not seen in the Flu.

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  • Cold, flu or COVID-19? Tampa Bay doctors weigh in on symptoms, testing for these illnesses

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    Tampa Bay area doctors are shedding light on the similarities and differences of symptoms for a cold, the flu, and COVID-19 and share what you should do if you’re sick.

  • Mayo Clinic Minute: Is pneumonia bacterial or viral?

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    If you have a cold or flu, symptoms can last from days to more than a week. But if your fever, cough and feelings of being run-down persist, you may have pneumonia. The lung infection comes in a variety of strains; it can be viral or bacterial. How do you know which type you have and the best way to treat it?

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  • Fight COVID-19 pneumonia for better breathing with secretion management techniques

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    This video is a step-by-step guide for individuals who are recovering from COVID-19 pneumonia. These simple steps may help you to clear secretions, breathe better and facilitate your recovery. Please consult a senior physician of your hospital if you are unsure if this technique is suitable for your condition.

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    Coronaviruses are important human and animal pathogens. At the end of 2019, a novel coronavirus was identified as the cause of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, a city in the Hubei Province of China. It rapidly spread, resulting in an epidemic throughout China, followed by an increasing number of cases in other countries throughout the world. It was declared a pandemic on March 11, 2020. It causes the respiratory disease COVID-19.

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  • Post-COVID syndrome: Heart and lungs

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    Now that we’re a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re beginning to have an understanding of the lasting long-term effects the disease has. Prolonged symptoms have colloquially been called long COVID, and those who are experiencing these symptoms are colloquially called long haulers. Long COVID may also be referred to as long-term COVID, chronic COVID, or post COVID syndrome, as no official term has been established yet.

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    Covid-19 has shown us, as a chest specialist, that, it is one of the independent predictors of development of severe Covid pneumonia. Because any severe sleep apnea patient will have a very bad upper airway tone. So, we have seen many patients getting pneumonia in Covid-19, landing up in the ICU.

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    Pneumonia is a common infection of the lungs affecting mostly the microscopic air sacs – the alveoli.
    The function of the respiratory system is to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide between the body and the environment. This process takes place in the alveoli of the lungs. Inhaled oxygen moves from the alveoli into the blood in the capillaries while carbon dioxide relocates from the blood to the alveoli to be exhaled out of the body. In people with pneumonia, these air sacs are filled with fluid or pus, hindering the gas exchange process, resulting in difficulty breathing and a cough reflex. Other symptoms may include chest pain, fever, chills and confusion.
    Pneumonia is not a single disease. A large number of various organisms can cause pneumonia. Bacterial pneumonia is the most common, with Streptococcus pneumoniae being the main culprit. Viral pneumonia is more common in young children. A variety of viruses are implicated with each of them predominating in different times of the year.
    Pneumonia commonly starts as an infection of the upper respiratory tract - a cold or flu, which then spreads to the lungs. The most common routes of transmission are through inhalation of contaminated aerosol droplets and aspiration of oral bacteria into the lungs.
    The setting in which pneumonia develops is an important information as it helps to identify the source of the causative agent and hence the treatment approach. Generally, community-acquired pneumonia is less dangerous than health care-associated, hospital-acquired, or ventilator-associated pneumonia. This is because an infection contracted outside health care facilities is less likely to involve multidrug-resistant bacteria. Patients who are already in hospitals are also most likely to have other health problems and weakened immune system and are thus less able to fight the disease.
    Pneumonia is often diagnosed based on physical exams and a chest X-ray. Clinical assessment for children is primarily based on a rapid respiratory rate, a cough, presence of lower chest wall indrawing, and the level of consciousness. Adults are usually checked for vital signs and presence of chest crackles – the rattling noise coming from a diseased lung.
    Bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. The choice of antibiotics depends on the patient’s age, health conditions and how the infection was acquired. Viral pneumonia caused by influenza viruses may be treated with antiviral drugs. Hospitalization may be required for severe cases with breathing difficulty, especially for young children, the elderly, and those with other health problems.

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    A doctor at Queen’s hospital has demonstrated a breathing technique to help coronavirus patients with respiratory symptoms. Dr Sarfaraz Munshi initially recorded the video for his friends and family, but it went viral after being posted YouTube, reaching more than 3M views.

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    There is no scientific evidence to suggest this technique helps coronavirus patients, but it is recommended by the Director of Nursing at Queen’s Hospital.

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  • What are the early symptoms of Omicron variant of COVID-19? Heres what one doctor has seen

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    Dr. David Winter at Baylor, Scott & White in Dallas said some early symptoms of Omicron variant are different than other variants of COVID-19.

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  • Doctor warns symptoms of COVID-19 Delta variant are similar to usual common cold | KVUE

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    Doctors are concerned Americans won't get tested not knowing the difference. Commons symptoms of the variant are a headache, runny nose and sore throat.

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    Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and leading health experts present data and talk about the importance of flu and pneumococcal vaccinations during the Covid-19 pandemic. Speakers at the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases news conference include NFID Medical Director William Schaffner, MD, NFID President Patricia N. Whitley-Williams, MD, of Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, cardiologist Federico M. Asch, MD, of MedStar Health Research Institute and Georgetown University, and Daniel B. Jernigan, MD, MPH, representing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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    “Extra’s” Billy Bush FaceTimed with Dr. Mehmet Oz, who explained the difference between pneumonia and coronavirus.

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    As for a major role antibodies could play in overcoming the virus, Oz shared, “There hasn’t been a ton of studies, but there have been some, and they’ve shown the antibodies of people who have lived through and survived coronavirus injected into those are ill and critically ill has a very positive effect.”

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