⚠️ PSA: #COVID19 in vaccinated persons can present as generalized fatigue. If you feel tired or run down for no apparent reason, #WearAMask and go get tested
2/ This is taking off, so I’ll expand this into a short Q&A

Q: What is fatigue in the setting of COVID-19?
A: Not the same as normal feelings of being tired or sleepy— it’s extreme tiredness or feeling ‘wiped out’ that persists despite resting

see: covid.joinzoe.com/post/covid-sym…
3/ Q: How common is fatigue in the setting of COVID-19?
A: 8 in 10 adults with COVID-19 experience fatigue early in the disease, but just because you are fatigued that does NOT automatically mean you have COVID-19. That’s why you need to get tested.

see: covid.joinzoe.com/post/early-cov…
4/ Q: How do symptoms of COVID-19 differ if your are unvaxed vs. partially vaxed vs. fully vaxed?
A: Headache, sore throat, and/or fatigue can occur regardless
🔸unvaxed: fever and/or cough
🔸partially vaxed: runny nose
🔸fully vaxed: *sneezing*

see: covid.joinzoe.com/post/new-top-5…
5/ A lot of the symptom data about COVID-19 comes from the COVID Symptom Study— an international effort started by UK researchers. If you want to contribute data, or learn more about the study, visit: covid.joinzoe.com/us/

Get #vaccinated and #WearAMask indoors/in crowds

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Addendum: seeing a lot of folks half-joking about being tired. That’s not what I’m talking about. Please follow the link in this post 👀⤵️

Note also that fatigue alone ≠ COVID, but if you have fatigue + any other symptoms mentioned in the thread or links, you should get tested

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Get #vaccinated and #WearAMask
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