Saturday, July 10, 2021

New COVID-19 symptoms emerge among fully vaccinated

Dr. Karen Sanchez prepares a nasal swab sample for a COVID-19 test in Mexico City on Wednesday, July 7, 2021. More data continues to come out about new COVID-19 symptoms from patients who have been vaccinated.
 Marco Ugarte, Associated Press

 More data continues to come out about new COVID-19 symptoms from patients who have been vaccinated. Specifically, the ZOE COVID Symptom study has been updating its list of symptoms for those who have been vaccinated.

The top 5 COVID-19 symptoms after vaccinations

The study suggested there are five COVID-19 symptoms to worry about if you’ve been vaccinated, according to CNBC. Those symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Sore throat
  • Loss of smell

What’s changed?

Per CNBC, the common symptoms from COVID-19 patients before vaccinations — like anosmia (loss of smell), fever and shortness of breath — were ranked lower on the list. Loss of smell, though still in the top five, was higher in previous rankings, according to CNBC.

  • “A persistent cough now ranks at number 8 if you’ve had two vaccine doses, so is no longer the top indicator of having COVID,” according to CNBC.

The increase in sneezing

Researchers with the ZOE COVID symptom study said sneezing has become a major symptom for those who get the novel coronavirus.

  • “Our data shows that people who had been vaccinated and then tested positive for COVID-19 were more likely to report sneezing as a symptom compared with those without a jab,” researchers wrote, according to The Hill.

But the researchers said, “It’s important to remember that the link between sneezing and COVID-19 isn’t very strong, so you should stay alert to the 20 symptoms of the disease, whether or not you’ve been vaccinated.”

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