Scientists warn that an increase in ‘worse colds ever’ among double-jabbed people could be due to a Covid breakthrough.
Britons suffering from severe cold-like symptoms may be unknowingly infected with the coronavirus, according to leading scientists. A runny nose, sore throat, headaches, coughing, and a loss of smell are among the symptoms of the cold, which many people report as the “worst” they’ve “ever” had.
According to recent data, the coronavirus is spreading rapidly, with tens of thousands of cases being reported every day. However, the common cold, which also favors the winter months, is on the rise. This has caused confusion regarding which virus is causing the rapidly spreading disease, which has been dubbed the “worst cold ever” by many. Hundreds of thousands of people have been affected by the common cold in recent weeks, with many stating that it is worse than ever.
As evidence mounts that the illness, called the “worst cold ever,” is spreading quickly, scientists are concerned that it could be coronavirus.
The rise is said to have been fueled by a dramatic drop in immunity after a year of social restrictions.
Rebecca London, a retail worker from Bournemouth, spoke on Radio 1 Newsbeat about her symptoms after allegedly acquiring the cold at a festival.
She described it as “nothing like” a typical cold, which she described as causing “a runny nose, sneezing, a bit of a sore throat, and a general feeling of exhaustion.”
“I scarcely slept,” she continued, “I’d wake up in the middle of the night coughing, with a perpetually runny nose and feeling exhausted.”
The 24-year-old claims she was left wondering “whether it’s ever going to end” after two lateral flow tests came back negative.
Thousands of Twitter users have reported similar incidents in recent weeks, with many of them being double-jabbed.
Many people experiencing the same symptoms could be suffering from COVID-19, according to the lead scientists.
In the coming months, “ignorance” regarding symptoms, according to the scientist behind the ZOE Covid research app, might push increased caseloads.
Professor Tim Spector, the app’s chief scientist, noted that it’s easy to mix the ordinary cold with the coronavirus.
“The UK still has more cases than most of Europe,” he continued, “and I believe this is due to two primary reasons: the first is a lack of masks and social isolation, and the second is because we’re unaware of the.”