Symptoms of Covid 19

You must only come into the Quaker Centre if you are well.

The most common symptoms of covid-19 reported in 2021  have changed, possibly because of variants or because most people falling sick now are younger or partially vaccinated.

The information below is taken from the ZOE-COVID study on the symptoms of Covid-19.   This is the largest such study in the world, led by Kings College, London.

Most common covid symptoms in descending order of frequency
  Fully vaccinated Partially vaccinated Unvaccinated
1 Headache Headache Headache
2 Runny nose Runny nose Sore throat
3 Sneezing Sneezing Runny nose
4 Sore throat Sore throat Fever
5 Varied but not any of 3 classic symptoms Persistent cough Persistent cough

Persistent cough and fever are now less common, and loss of taste and smell very much less common.

People who had been vaccinated reported fewer symptoms over a shorter period of time, suggesting that they were falling less seriously ill and getting better more quickly.   And, of course, people who have been fully vaccinated are much less likely to develop coronavirus than those who haven’t been vaccinated.

Updated 19 July 2021