In places like Texas, Florida, and Arizona, health officials are sounding the alarm over a worrisome rise in coronavirus cases.
In the Lone Star State, Governor Greg Abbott has been forced to reconsider Texas’ plans to reopen business and gather in public again, citing the danger that such activities would pose. Some are calling this the “second wave” of COVID-19, while others, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, are warning that we are actually experience the late stages of the first wave, and that September could be the deadliest month we face in this fight.
Some of this confusion continues on account of our limited knowledge of this new and novel disease. In fact, the CDC just recently added three new COVID-19 symptoms that were previously flying under the radar.
Congestion or runny nose, nausea, and diarrhea were added, joining the federal agency’s list that already included fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell and sore throat.
The constant updates to the COVID-19 handbook have been coming quietly at times.
“This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19,” per the CDC.
The new symptoms were quietly added, with one news outlet reporting that the changes were made on May 13.
The uptick in cases are worrisome, particularly in Florida where the MLB and MLS both plan to amass in the coming weeks to begin their postponed seasons.
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