DOH Vaccine Week Eyed by Health Dept This September

DOH VACCINE WEEK – The Department of Health is eyeing a special week for vaccination this end of September.

The pandemic is nowhere near over as said by the World Health Organization (WHO). Amid the waning of the effects of the vaccines, the eligible individuals are encouraged to have their booster shots. In line with it, based on a report on ABS-CBN News, a DOH vaccine week this September is eyed by the health department. According to Dr. Maria Rosario Vergeire, they are planning to have it at the end of the month to increase the country’s “wall of immunity”. They are fixing the details now. More updates may be posted soon.

New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell

UK Health Experts Adds New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Smell And Taste

NEW COVID-19 SYMPTOMS – The United Kingdom’s government made a new advisory on Monday regarding the new coronavirus.

Months after the discovery of the new coronavirus, COVID-19, new symptoms have been discovered. Previously, diarrhea was found to be a symptom of COVID-19 after traces of the virus were found in stool.

There were also studies which found traces of the virus in semen. Furthermore, the UK government announced:

New COVID-19 Symptoms: Loss Of Taste, Loss Of Smell
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From today, all individuals should self-isolate if they develop a new continuous cough or fever or anosmia,

According to an article from Anadolu, Anosmia is the loss or a change in your normal sense of smell. Additionally, it could also affect your sense of taste as the two are closely linked.

Previously, there were studies conducted linking COVID-19 to anosmia. However, the UK government said that they had no gathered enough evidence to be confident in its recommendation.

As per the report, they advised individuals who have lost their sense of taste and smell to isolate themselves for 14 days. Moreover, the statement was signed by the UK’s four chief medical officers.

Other countries such as the United States had previously added Ansomia to their list of symptoms. As such, some countries have criticized UK’s government for the delayed addition of the symptom to their list.

The prevalence is widespread. We used to see these patients occasionally but now we see them regularly.

If we had recognized this earlier, we would have reduced the spread. The reproduction rate of the virus would have been lower

Currently, the coronavirus has infected more than 4.73 million individuals worldwide. Along with this, at least 315,000 have succumbed to the virus with over 1.74 million recoveries.

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