Since it has been reported that we seniors are at a higher risk of coming down with Corona Virus than younger people, although I recently was tested and come out negative, I thought I would take a look at some risk factors and symptoms and see just how I stack up. You might want to also take a look at yourself and/or someone you care about.
First I considered age, I am well into my 70’s so next came where I am mostly at risk, which I’d think would be health risk factors. I have asthma, type 2 diabetes, lung and coronary issues… Hmmm, not a great start. My next step was to research the common symptoms.
Runny nose? Yes, I have had one however the pollen count was high and I do have Hay Fever.
Headaches? No, just fine in that area.
Fever? No, I’m cool as can be, indoors of course (smile)
Chest congestion? No
Sore throat? No
Coughing? Some, but that fits with asthma too.
Tightness in chest? No
Shortness of breath? No
Thank goodness I have enough “no” answers, but if you responded yes to many of these symptoms please check with your doctor, any or all could be a sign of Covid 19 and caution is always best. Please don’t forget to wear a mask or face shield if your health prevents you from wearing the mask.