The British variant of nCoV causes more cough and muscle pain
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The British variant of nCoV causes more cough and muscle pain

The British Office for National Statistics (ONS) has just announced these results after research from mid-November 2020 to January 2021.

The ONS study looked at symptoms reported by patients in the week before contracting Covid-19.

Typical signs in 3,500 people infected with the UK nCoV variant are as follows: cough (35%), fatigue (32%), muscle aches (25%) and sore throat (21.8%).

Previously, many Covid-19 cases around the world reported loss of smell and taste.

Graphic image of nCoV variant from the UK.

Lawrence Young, a virologist and molecular oncologist at the University of Warwick (UK), admitted that mutations in B.1.1.7 may affect symptoms.

`This variant is more infectious. The patient’s virus load is also higher, leading to a wider range of spread in the body, causing more cough, fatigue and muscle pain. The variant has 23 new mutations

Richard Tedder, a senior researcher in virology at Imperial College London, said that coughing more could also increase the chance of the virus spreading to others.

`Just a small change in symptoms can have a big impact on virus transmission between people. However, the most important thing is to keep distance from those around you and wear a mask to prevent droplets when

According to the study’s leader, Mr. Tim Spector from King’s College London, the current symptoms have not changed significantly compared to the beginning of the pandemic.

Experts from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Imperial College London also published research showing that the British variant’s virulence and lethality are higher.

`Unfortunately, it looks like this virus is both spreading faster and more deadly,` said John Edmunds, a professor at the Center for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases. `It really looks like a turning point.`

To date, experts have not found evidence that the British variant affects the effectiveness of vaccines.

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