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Taylor Tyson

Allergies, BI Graphics, Common Cold, coronavirus, covid-19 symptoms, Science, seasonal flu, Taylor Tyson

COVID-19 symptoms are overlapping again with colds, flu, and seasonal allergies. Here’s how to tell the difference.

Respiratory infections may become more prevalent again now that Americans are ditching their masks. Some cold or flu cases could be easily confused with a mild COVID-19 infection. Headaches and runny noses seem to be more common among recent COVID-19 cases than past ones. See more stories on Insider's business page. Measures to curb the coronavirus' spread, like mask wearing and social distancing, effectively blunted last year's flu season: Just 155 Americans were hospitalized with the flu from October through January. That's compared to around 8,600 during roughly the same time period a year prior. But as Americans ditch their mas...