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  1. common coldnoun

    Synonyms:
    viral, nasopharyngitis, coryza, acute

  2. common coldnoun

    A very common, mild viral infection of the nose and throat, whose symptoms include sneezing, sniffling, a running or blocked nose, a sore throat, coughing and a headache.

    Synonyms:
    coryza, viral, acute, nasopharyngitis

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. cold, common coldnoun

    a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

    "will they never find a cure for the common cold?"

    Synonyms:
    low temperature, coldness, frigidness, frigidity, cold

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  1. Samuel Scarpino:

    I was joking that you could offer to let the tourists cut the long lobster roll lines in Maine in the summer if they got vaccinated, i think if we take that kind of attitude and get enough vaccines to people, we actually could get to the right level to make this severe disease that has been completely debilitating from a societal and economic perspective, to something that is not eradicated, but that is something more akin to the common cold, which becomes more manageable.

  2. Royal Caribbean spokesman Owen Torres:

    We encouraged our guests and crew to wash their hands often, which health experts recommend as the best defense against stomach viruses, which each year affect as many as 300 million people worldwide—only the common cold is more prevalent.

  3. Sarah Combs:

    You name it -- anything from the common cold to pneumonia to having respiratory distress, meaning we need to get some support breathing, and they're just coming in in higher and higher numbers, in the summer, typically RSV is a non-issue. It's just not there.

  4. Georges Benjamin:

    We’re focusing on those three, but there are others out there – the common cold and others.

  5. Christina Johns:

    I think that that's an important point that needs to be made, especially right now while we are still in the midst of this pandemic, it is difficult to tell the difference without a test. There are some trends. Typically for influenza, the clinical hallmark is high fever, and that occurs less so in the common cold and is not always a feature of Covid-19 infection.


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