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CDC adds six new symptoms for COVID-19

The CDC has added 6 new symptoms for COVID-19 -

Chills
Repeated shaking with chills
Muscle pain
Headache
Sore throat
Loss of taste or smell

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2020/04/26/coronavirus-symptoms-cdc-adds-six-new-symptoms-covid-19/3029438001/

Total list of possible symptoms -

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

They don't mention the Covid Toes, which others are talking about - https://www.health.com/condition/infectious-diseases/coronavirus/covid-toes - or diarrhea, pink eye, and skin rashes. (These are also mentioned in the toes article.)

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It's interesting, I went on the CDC site just the other day and it also included other symptoms, such as lightheadedness or dizziness.  They have a series of questions if you think you might have the virus that lead you through step by step.  I also don't think these are actually new -- my county sends out a lot of info most taken from the CDC and some of these symptoms have been on the list for months.  It is a bit curious.
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No, they aren't actually "new" - we've known about loss of smell and taste for a bit, but they are newly added to the official symptom list.

I have long ago given up trying to understand things like this. I'm sure they have their reasons, which they like to keep super secret from the rest of us. :)

Maybe.  Or maybe it's just disorder in the gov't both in lack of high level personnel having been hired whose job it is not so much to do the daily work but to see that it's all organized and getting out to the public.  And also a desire not to have bad news get out to the public.  Whatever it is, I've seen Fauci interviewed so often I'd probably know him if I met him now and what he says isn't what the gov't is releasing to us.  Something is going on, that's for sure.
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