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Failure to update Covid symptom list ‘is killing people’, leading researcher warns

The Government’s out-of-date advice on Covid symptoms that should trigger a PCR test could be causing around 20,000 cases a day and needs to be changed urgently, a leading researcher has warned.

Speaking with Pulse, Professor Tim Spector, who heads the ZOE Covid study at King’s College London said the picture is ‘now fairly clear’ that the most common symptoms among those now testing positive are nothing like when the pandemic began.

‘It’s the wrong message and it’s not a joke, it’s killing people,’ he told Pulse.

The ZOE Covid study was first launched in March 2020 and tracks infections using an app with millions of users.

According to the app, the traditional symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, and fever rank way down the list in vaccinated adults and unvaccinated children.

Instead the virus is presenting more like a regular cold with runny nose, headache, sneezing and sore throat leading the way. ‘One in two people with a positive PCR test across the country lack any of the three government approved symptoms,’ he said. ‘We’re missing lots of cases.’

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Source: Pulse, 17 September 2021


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