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A Student’s Guide of COVID-19 Symptoms

Azuliris Flores

The possible symptoms of contracting Covid-19 are as follows (according to several survivors, as well as my own personal experience):

  • A head cold
  • A slight fever
  • A cough (ranging from mild to severe)
  • Added sensitivity to the weather
  • Loss of scent
  • Fatigue
  • Boredom
  • Loss of taste
  • Mood swings (may be due to lack of happiness rather than the virus itself)
  • Having the ability to get people to wash their hands more
  • Respiratory problems/trouble breathing (from mild to severe)
  • Oversleeping/insomnia (may be due to personal problems rather than the virus itself)
  • Sudden added interest in the production of the Covid-19 vaccine
  • Quick loss of interest in soups and other foods people make when one is sick
  • Much more frequent sniffing of spices/coffee grounds/candles/lemons to see if one’s sense of smell has returned yet
  • Memorizing the ceiling of your room
  • Family members dropping off food and running back to their car immediately after
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss/weight gain (could be unrelated to the virus itself)
  • Longer showers (could be unrelated to the virus itself)
  • Sleeping on the floor rather than one’s own bed
  • Downloading the Duolingo app
  • Buying several multi-hundred-piece puzzles because “too much technology isn’t good for you” (upsetting but true)
  • Siblings becoming more annoying than usual
  • Boredom
  • Headaches
  • Occasionally upset stomach (a rare occurrence)
  • Rearranging one’s room to be more comfortable
  • Increased craving of fresh air
  • Clammy hands
  • Back aches
  • Increased facetime and video calls to anyone who answers
  • More online shopping (likely without the buying part)
  • Spontaneous bedroom fashion shows
  • Boredom
  • Getting the 2048 tile in the game, 2048 (personal achievement of mine during Covid)
  • Writing more in one’s abandoned journal, even if just once
  • Increased negativity towards school work
  • Boredom
  • Increased imaginative capacity (may be due to boredom)
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Azuliris Flores, Staff Writer
Azuliris “Blue” Flores is a sophomore at Bakersfield High School, and this is her second year writing for “The Blue and White.” Flores enjoys writing about sporting events, and she can often be found in the stands supporting the Driller athletes. Flores notably plays softball on the high school’s team herself.

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