Cold Vs. COVID: How Do I Tell The Difference In Symptoms?

Published October 20, 2021

Women's Health quotes Timothy Murphy, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, in a story titled, "Cold Vs. COVID: How Do I Tell The Difference In Symptoms?" Murphy says it’s hard for even doctors to tell the difference from just an examination or hearing about symptoms. There is one symptom, though, that makes it more likely that you have COVID-19: losing your sense of taste and smell. “Though that does occur sometimes with colds, it’s far more likely with COVID,” Murphy says. “With colds, you would typically get really stuffy first before you lost your sense of smell. With COVID, many people just lose their sense of smell altogether.” MSN, Yahoo! Life and other outlets also ran the story.