Severe colds on the rise

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Severe cases of respiratory illnesses are being reported across the country, but doctors say it’s not COVID, it’s the cold.

With symptoms that feel more severe and sickness lasting a lot longer, many say this year, there’s nothing common about the common cold.

With children back in school and a lot of us doing more things inside as temperatures drop, doctors only expect these upper respiratory cases to increase. They’re also already starting to see the flu a lot earlier than usual.

Read more: | Mayo Clinic: Cold vs. COVID | CDC: Flu symptoms and complications