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Is It Allergies or Coronavirus?

What you need to know when the slightest sniffle can be more frightening than ever

A photo of a baby covering his face with tissues that he’s taken out of a tissue box.
Photo: Cavan Images/Getty Images

EEvery year about this time, cold and flu season starts to wind down just as seasonal allergies begin ramping up, starting in warmer regions and moving northward as spring unfolds. People with pollen allergies — about 8% of U.S. adults — go through a yearly ritual of being…

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Robert Roy Britt

Robert Roy Britt

Health & science writer. Independent journalist covering physical health & mental wellness. My new book, “Make Sleep Your Superpower,” is coming Nov. 1.