The SIX different CoronaVirus

Pioneer Press

SIX DIFFERENT TYPES COVID....ITS LIKE FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, BUT DIFFERENT AND NOT AS MUCH FUN.

Symptoms developed within the first week of the onset of a COVID-19 infection can determine the likelihood of a patient requiring serious medical attention by the end of week two, according to researchers at King’s College in London.

The new study, which wasn’t peer-reviewed but was replicated in an independent data set, could help doctors identify the patients who require care and treat them earlier, possibly saving lives. It showed a wide variety of outcomes and symptoms, some of which hadn’t previously been strongly connected to COVID-19

The six clusters can be broken down into two groups: three clusters of less severe symptoms — more prevalent in younger and healthier patients — and three clusters defined as “severe” symptoms, which were more likely to come in patients who were older or had preexisting conditions.

The researchers break them down as such, in order of severity with their key distinctions in bold:

(‘flu-like’ with no fever): Headache, loss of smell, muscle pains, cough, sore throat, chest pain, no fever.

(‘flu-like’ with fever): Headache, loss of smell, cough, sore throat, hoarseness, fever, loss of appetite.

(gastrointestinal): Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, diarrhea, sore throat, chest pain, no cough.

(severe level one, fatigue): Headache, loss of smell, cough, fever, hoarseness, chest pain, fatigue.

(severe level two, confusion): Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain.

(severe level three, abdominal and respiratory): Headache, loss of smell, loss of appetite, cough, fever, hoarseness, sore throat, chest pain, fatigue, confusion, muscle pain, shortness of breath, diarrhea, abdominal pain.

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