Are coronavirus and flu the same?

Asked By: Connie Raynor
Date created: Sun, Jan 17, 2021 10:00 PM
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Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2), and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu and causes more serious illnesses in some people.
Answered By: Nichole Quitzon
Date created: Tue, Jan 19, 2021 7:04 AM
Influenza (the flu) and COVID-19, the illness caused by the pandemic coronavirus, are both contagious respiratory illnesses, meaning they affect your lungs and breathing, and can be spread to others. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses.
Answered By: Mikayla Willms
Date created: Wed, Jan 20, 2021 6:23 PM
The novel coronavirus — severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) —draws comparisons to influenza, the seasonal flu. Reports of SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19, the disease it causes, began in China in late December 2019 — the middle of flu season.
Answered By: Reba Barton
Date created: Sat, Jan 23, 2021 9:11 PM
Does the new coronavirus spread the same way as the flu? COVID-19 and flu are both transmitted via respiratory droplets that someone with the virus produces when they exhale, cough, or sneeze. If...
Answered By: Xander Thiel
Date created: Sun, Jan 24, 2021 10:52 PM
COVID-19 and the flu can cause similar symptoms. However, there are several differences between them. The novel strain of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) causes coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19). Both...
Answered By: Dayna Doyle
Date created: Mon, Jan 25, 2021 8:28 AM
So from a virological point of view, coronavirus is definitely not a type of flu. Coronaviruses. Thousands of coronaviruses have been identified to date. Most have been found in animals, including many species in bats. There are at least 7 coronavirus species known to infect humans.
Answered By: Litzy Schumm
Date created: Wed, Jan 27, 2021 12:13 PM
Fact: While both Covid-19 and the flu are contagious respiratory diseases caused by viruses, and people with Covid-19 and the flu may share some common symptoms, after closer comparison, the...
Answered By: Antonietta Kutch
Date created: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 11:23 AM
The key difference between coronavirus and influenza is that coronavirus is positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus that causes illnesses ranging from common cold and pneumonia to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) while influenza virus is a negative-sense single-stranded RNA virus that causes seasonal flu epidemics each year.
Answered By: Carey Goodwin
Date created: Sat, Jan 30, 2021 10:49 PM
The claim: MERS is the same as COVID-19. Most pandemics in the 20th and 21st centuries have been caused by either influenza – such as the 1918 Spanish flu or the 2009 swine outbreak – or a ...
Answered By: Elian Nikolaus
Date created: Mon, Feb 1, 2021 8:36 PM
With the annual flu season about to start, it's still unclear exactly how influenza virus will interact with the coronavirus if a person has both viruses. Doctors around the world have seen some...
Answered By: Eleonore Mohr
Date created: Thu, Feb 4, 2021 12:17 PM
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