Is it COVID or a cold? How to know as Omicron cases rise -CBC

No specific symptom — or lack of one — can say for sure it’s COVID. You have to test

Apr 07, 2022

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says a resurgence of COVID-19 appears to be underway, fuelled by the highly transmissible Omicron variant. At the same time, most COVID restrictions have been lifted across the country, more adults are heading back to workplaces, and kids, for the most part, no longer have to wear masks in schools.

“As of March 31, daily average case counts have increased by 28 per cent nationally,” Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam said during a briefing last week.

It seems everyone either knows someone who is sick or they are sick themselves. Two of the doctors who spoke to CBC News for this story recently tested positive.

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