Future Covid-19 cases may look like the common cold


GEORGE TOWN: A child with a runny nose or fever a few years from now may give the impression that he only has a case of the common cold although he may actually be infected with Covid-19, says an expert.

This is the possible scenario painted by Universiti Sains Malaysia virologist Dr Kumitaa Theva Das, who said when the SARS-CoV-2 virus is always present, or endemic, then it will be very rare for Covid-19 carriers to exhibit severe symptoms, as can already be seen with the small percentage of patients now.

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