It may be Summer but that hasn’t stopped people from getting sick.
Recently, I’ve read all over social media that tons of people are reporting a mysterious illness where they are sick, initially thinking it may be allergies.
But then, things start to get worse and they get sicker. So, naturally, they get tested for COVID-19 and the Flu only to have those results be negative.
And here’s the thing – a ton of people are reporting THE EXACT SAME symptoms.
These symptoms include:
- Runny/Stuffy Nose
- Sore Throat
So, what is this exactly?
Well, according to many comments on social media, people are being tested for a range of things only to find out from their doctor that it’s an unknown virus.
Basically, it’s some form of the common cold.
But why is everyone seem to be getting sick at the same time?
Because now mask mandates are gone and people are starting to go back to their normal, pre-COVID lives and of course, that means spreading germs.
During 2020 when mask mandates were mandatory across the country, it helped keep the spread of colds and the flu at bay. In fact, my very own pediatrician mentioned they basically saw zero cases of the flu and RSV was basically non-existent.
My pediatrician also mentioned that is what concerns doctors, that this upcoming Cold and Flu season is going to be horrible and on top we will be battling COVID-19, RSV and pneumonia at the same time.
So, if you are worried about getting this mysterious virus or getting sick, wear a mask and continue to practice those protocols that kept you from getting sick next year.
And if you do get mysteriously sick with something (and test negative for other things), it’s probably just a form of a cold.