On the symptoms and risks of COVID-19 and other respiratory viral infections
By Levien van Zon
This article isn’t short. For those of you who are of an impatient disposition, I have written a short summary of the main points. And for those of you who do read the whole story and want to know even more, I have added footnotes with sources and more background information.
Several weeks ago, I became ill. Initially I just had a mild headache, which I attributed to drinking a few too many craft beers on a Saturday afternoon. But a day or two later I started feeling feverish and tired. A sore throat came soon after, and I had a runny nose for several days, with occasional sneezing. Normally these symptoms obviously wouldn’t be …read more