All adults and children who exhibit upper respiratory symptoms should be tested for Covid-19, regardless of their vaccination status, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told CNN on Friday.
While there has been an increase in the number of cases of the common cold as more people emerge from their Covid bubbles, ample coronavirus testing is now available and should be performed on people who exhibit symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sore throat, cough or trouble breathing, Walensky said.
There is considerable overlap between symptoms of the common cold and Covid-19. Both are respiratory diseases. Not everyone will experience the same symptoms for either illness – and some people might not experience any symptoms at all.