TRIBUNMANADO.CO.ID – The spread of the corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) is still not under control, it seems important to know the difference between the common cold and COVID-19 so that prevention efforts can be carried out more quickly.
In general, both the common cold and COVID-19 have fairly similar symptoms.
Starting from sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, to feeling tired.
The symptoms of COVID-19, which are similar to the common cold, make this disease often treated too late. As a result, rapid transmission spreads to death.
Many people also underestimate symptoms of COVID-19 as the common cold and not taking it seriously. Therefore, it is necessary to pay close attention to the differences between the common cold and COVID-19.
The main difference between the common cold and COVID-19 is that people with flu will experience symptoms or pain in some parts of the first week.
Meanwhile, people with COVID-19 will only feel sick in the second or even third week.
People who get COVID-19 will also feel pain or symptoms that last longer than people who have the common cold.
The difference between the common cold and the next COVID-19 is that people with COVID-19 will experience a decrease in the function of the sense of taste and the sense of smell.
As a result, sufferers of COVID-19 will find it difficult to smell and taste food. The next stage is loss of appetite.