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Doctors note new COVID-19 symptoms in young adults – WJHL-TV News Channel 11

As the numbers show, the increase in COVID-19 cases is predominantly from people in their 20s and 30s, and with that, doctors are finding a new set of symptoms.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) Statistics in multiple states show an increase in COVID-19 cases predominantly from people in their 20s and 30s, and now doctors say they are also seeing different symptoms among their younger patients.
“Around the country, we’re seeing more young people come to medical care and often having to be admitted to the hospital,” said Dr. William Schaffner, an Infectious Disease professor at Vanderbilt University.
The jump in such cases is reflected in cities like Nashville, where younger adults ages 25 to 34 are largely making up the spike.
“Over the past few days, they’re starting to develop, they’re describing some new symptoms,” explained Dr. Alex Jahangir with Metro Nashville’s Coronavirus Task Force.
While fever was originally the first telltale sign of the novel coronavirus, now many don’t ever get one.
“The spectrum of symptoms continues to expand and so younger people often do come in now somewhat to our surprise without fever, and this abdominal pain seems to affect them a little bit more,” said Schaffner.
Other symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, loss of taste and smell, and severe headaches.
Clinics in Nashville say their phones are ringing off the hook with younger COVID-19 patients suffering from debilitating migraines, something they haven’t found a medication that works for yet.
“We recognized this virus can do a variety of damage to you, from no symptoms, mild symptoms, a larger collection of symptoms … obviously it can make you very sick and (you) come into the hospital and (it disrupts) the way many of your organs function,” explained Schaffner.
Vigilance is key. Pay attention to any of these symptoms, self-isolate, and wait a few days before getting tested. Often tests are showing up negative if taken too early.
Doctors suggest getting tested about four days after starting to feel symptoms, that way the virus will show up on the swab.
If you do contract COVID-19, doctors advise staying hydrated and taking Tylenol.

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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…

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Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time. 
Compared to other city kids who…

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Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet

“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…

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Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post

Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.

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Published: 7:00am, 23 Oct, 2020
Updated: 7:44am, 23 Oct, 2020

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