Dr. Jason Lee said it is essential to monitor allergy symptoms to know the difference between whether a person is infected with the COVID-19 or has an allergy (as cited in Somos, 2021). Allergy symptoms are nasal congestion, sneezing, while chills and muscle pain indicate COVID-19. The best solution is testing, which will help one avoid the risk of infecting other people. Moreover, allergy sufferers are “more likely” to be more powerful distributors of COVID-19 (as cited in Somos, 2021). There is also growing concern among people about how COVID-19 will manifest itself with patients with chronic diseases, such as asthma. The rapid spread of COVID-19 infection requires additional medical efforts to prevent the spread of the virus and protect patients with chronic conditions (Feng et al., 2020). Moreover, the control of allergy symptoms is significant, as they are often counted as symptoms of COVID-19, and a person can be considered a carrier of a dangerous virus.
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Somos, C. (2021). Allergies or COVID-19? What we know about symptoms a year later. CTVNews. Web.