If the only symptoms of COVID-19 is fever and sore throat, then what’s the big deal?  ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    MOST people will develop flu-like symptoms and will fully recover.

    However, the virus is deadly for people with one or more risk factors (elderly, obesity, diabetes, underlying health conditions). 

    The major issue is that it is a new virus, and is therefore unpredictable. Young people are clinically not at risk from complications - yet hundreds of young people are being badly affected by it and are dying. People in their 40s with no underlying health conditions are becoming seriously unwell and dying.

    It is not the symptoms that is a "big deal", it is the potential damage that the condition can cause.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Because for some people that's not all the symptoms.  About 20% of covid infectees will be so sick they require hospitalization.  About 1%, possibly more, will die.  Even people who survive are sometimes left with serious consequences.  Covid patients have suffered brain damage, muscle loss, and lung damage. 

  • 1 month ago

    Those aren't the only symptoms - difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, fever,  fatigue, nausea, vomiting, congestion, runny nose, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, face and/or lips turning blue, inability to stay awake and more.  Everyone does not have every symptom and some people have no symptoms at all.  For some people their breathing is so bad they have to be on a respirator.  Some people have heart failure.  Others who have "recovered" still can't breathe very well at all and it's all they can do to walk around their house. 

    If you don't think it's a big deal you don't have to.  There's no law which says you do.

  • 1 month ago

    The government is spreading lies so they can shut down people's lives.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You are a spreader of the plague.  The bringer of death...which will eventually get you. So it is not just a fever and sore throat.  You also lose the sense of taste of food.(which is the main indicator) So is it ice cream or sauerkraut?  You can't tell.

  • 2 months ago

    The big deal is in the USA 3.3% of the people who get it DIE.........and if they do not die,  they seem to have long term health problems related to it,  such as heart and breathing problems.  

  • 2 months ago

    Those aren't the only symptoms. And you can ask any of the surviving family members of the 700,000 people who've died from coronavirus.

  • J
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    You left out cough, shortness of breath, dizziness, fatigue, scarring of the lungs, organ failure, and death. I’m sure there’s more that I missed. 

  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Those aren't the only symptoms of COVID-19. Other symptoms are not being able to breathe, and death,

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If those were the only symptoms, it would be no big deal. But they're not. For one, in 7.8% of cases, there's the symptom of death that makes it a very big deal.

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