Imagine a disease so dangerous that it requires testing to know if you have it.
- The only COVID-19 symptom that doesn’t show up with a common cold is the loss of smell, Barrett said, but that’s not a “useful tool to differentiate between the two.”
- That’s why self-diagnosis is not a safe option for finding out if you have COVID-19. Getting a COVID-19 test is the best way to determine if you’re infected with the omicron variant.
If you are diagnosed with it, you get locked in your home and can’t go to work. The best course of action is: don’t get tested.