One of the most isolating and scary aspects of the coronavirus pandemic is that people whohave COVID-19 or suspect they do are often told to monitor their symptoms at home, and to go
to the hospital only if they need immediate medical help, particularly if they have shortness ofbreath.
But would you recognize emergency-level shortness of breath if you experienced it?
Fever is one of your body’s first reactions to infection and is common in illnesses like influenzaand COVID-19. Monitoring your body temperature, even when you’re healthy, can help detectdisease early and help you know if it’s okay to go to work or school.