10 COVID Symptoms More People Should be Talking About

Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH Director and Founding Dean, UCI Program in Public Health says, “BA.2 is the dominant COVID strain in the U.S. right now, and we’re seeing subtle shifts in the kind of symptoms that appear early in infection. Runny nose is one of them, and it’s a symptom we’re seeing more of with BA.2 than past variants. Runny nose can easily be mistaken for seasonal allergies, the common cold, the flu, and other ailments. People should be aware of runny nose as a COVID-19 symptom, adhere to current testing guidelines, and practice preventative strategies like masking, physical distancing, and staying home when symptomatic.”