Can you get the flu than the coronavirus?

Asked By: Jacklyn Vandervort
Date created: Sat, Mar 13, 2021 4:50 AM
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COVID-19 is caused by infection with a coronavirus first identified in 2019, and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. COVID-19 seems to spread more easily than flu. However, as more people become fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the spread of the virus that causes COVID-19 should slow down.
Answered By: Sally Botsford
Date created: Sun, Mar 14, 2021 5:26 AM
First, a few fast facts: The flu (influenza) and COVID-19 are both respiratory illnesses, and both are contagious, but they are not the same virus. COVID-19 spreads more easily than the flu,...
Answered By: Curt Cronin
Date created: Sun, Mar 14, 2021 6:54 PM
Lisa Lockerd Maragakis, M.D., M.P.H. 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: Camren Sauer
Date created: Mon, Mar 15, 2021 3:41 PM
It is possible to have both the flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) at the same time. But it’s unclear whether the combination is worse than having only one of the illnesses. The only way to know if you have both is to be tested for both.
Answered By: Bianka Maggio
Date created: Wed, Mar 17, 2021 2:14 AM
While both flu and COVID-19 are spread mainly by respiratory droplets launched through coughing and sneezing, COVID-19 can also transmit more stealthily, said Chin-Hong. One reason is that COVID-19 can also spread through aerosols, smaller droplets that can linger in the air and may be emitted through talking or singing.
Answered By: Mackenzie Blick
Date created: Thu, Mar 18, 2021 11:37 AM
Experts say it’s likely that people can get the flu and COVID-19 at the same time. They say that can cause serious health issues since both viruses produce respiratory illnesses.
Answered By: Arturo Mante
Date created: Thu, Mar 18, 2021 2:17 PM
The first and most major difference between the flu and novel coronavirus, is how little we know about the latter—which plays into into the absence of treatment and vaccines for COVID-19. "People...
Answered By: Corbin Mayert
Date created: Fri, Mar 19, 2021 5:22 PM
That familiarity makes the flu easier to vanquish than the novel coronavirus sparking the current pandemic. Beyond a lack of immunity, testing mishaps and unproven treatments make the novel coronavirus pandemic a new and distinct challenge from influenza outbreaks, which researchers have been working to control for decades. No herd immunity
Answered By: Ryan Bauch
Date created: Sun, Mar 21, 2021 2:23 AM
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: Jeffry Beier
Date created: Tue, Mar 23, 2021 3:15 AM
There’s also the hope the coronavirus outbreak will incentivize more people to get their flu vaccinations, giving more protective coverage for our communities from influenza. I think it’ll be ...
Answered By: Ahmed Kunde
Date created: Wed, Mar 24, 2021 1:29 PM
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