SARS-CoV-2 - symptoms and how to test
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is responsible for COVID-19, also known as coronavirus illness. The United Kingdom's pandemic response relies heavily on testing those showing signs of COVID in order to reduce transmission by identifying and isolating those infected with the virus. However, its efficacy depends on symptomatic individuals undergoing testing, which begs the apparent issue. People over the age of 65 and those with pre-existing conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, or cancer are at a higher risk of experiencing a major illness.