COVID-19 Symptoms Often Appear in a Certain Order — But Not Always

Updated October 2, 2020

Thomas A. Russo, MD, professor of medicine and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, was featured in a Cosmopolitan article about how tricky it is to identify the symptoms of COVID-19. “If someone presents with cough first and fever afterward, I wouldn’t assume it’s not COVID,” Russo said. “It’s an interesting guide, but you should never let symptoms alone drive whether or not you should do a test.” The article was also picked up by MSN, MSN Canada and Yahoo! Style.