Answers to viewers’ coronavirus questions from Dr. Jen Ashton.
Well Dr Ashton, let's turn to you. And let's turn to the questions that our viewers
keep coming one here is, Do COVID-19 symptoms appear in any specific order?
Great question. The short answer is no. And, there is a wide range of
symptomatology but first the most important COVID-9 factois that people need
to remember 40 to 45 percent of cases no symptoms at all. That's why this
virus is such a problem but again in terms of symptoms think head to toe.
You can have a severe headache. You can have fatigue. You can have
GI symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, more common generally in kids and
teenagers but adults can have that too, and then cough fever body aches
i mean it really runs the gamut. Wow , I still can't get over the 40 to 45 with
no symptoms. Wow !And loss of smell and taste is a common one, right?
If you are currently infected with COVID-19, can you get the vaccine to help
you fight it and prevent spreading or re-infection? Short answer no, not at
this point but the concept here behind this question question is a great one
they're talking about the way that the vaccine works to prime your immune
system, what we're seeing in terms of a therapy is monoclonal antibodies.
It basically does what the vaccine does monoclonal antibodies are given to
people who are sick to reduce their symptoms and hopefully prevent them
from transmitting it to others, both immune therapy is really important.
You use really big words Doc, okay. Okay! That’s a small one.
I'm here myself. Oh, you can also keep submitting your questions to
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1. Do COVID-19 symptoms appear in any specific order? Why or why not?
2. If you were currently infected with COVID-19, could you get the vaccine to
help you fight it and prevent spreading or re-infection? Explain your answer.
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