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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 WordNet

  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. Christina Johns:

    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.

  3. Peter Hotez:

    So many of these neglected tropical diseases are not acute infections like ... the flu or common cold, many are chronic, debilitating conditions that mimic non-communicable diseases ... If somebody has epilepsy, they don't think of cysticercosis ... If a child tests poorly in school, the pediatrician or nurse practitioner won't think of toxocariasis.

  4. 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.

  5. Ogden Nash:

    A family is a unit composed not only of children but of men, women, an occasional animal, and the common cold.


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