How different is the flu from covid-19?

Asked By: Stone Kemmer
Date created: Wed, Jun 30, 2021 2:28 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: Darron Wintheiser
Date created: Wed, Jun 30, 2021 8:04 AM
COVID-19 and the flu have several differences. COVID-19 and the flu are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by a new coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, while influenza is caused by influenza A and B viruses. Symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu appear at different times and have some differences.
Answered By: Jairo Bogan
Date created: Wed, Jun 30, 2021 12:23 PM
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: Flo Kshlerin
Date created: Wed, Jun 30, 2021 10:30 PM
The biggest difference between the two viruses is the fact that the flu has a readily available vaccine while COVID-19 does not. Even though a COVID-19 vaccine does, thankfully, exist, it isn’t ready for mass public distribution. For now, it’s best to follow the CDC-recommended health-safety precautions, which we’ve listed below.
Answered By: Grover Sauer
Date created: Wed, Jun 30, 2021 10:39 PM
SEE ALSO: Seeking Medical Care During COVID-19 Flu symptoms are often of rapid onset. COVID symptoms can be of rapid or more gradual onset. Says Washer, one symptom that is more unique to a COVID infection is the loss of taste or smell.
Answered By: Delpha O'Conner
Date created: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 3:02 AM
What's the difference between COVID-19 and the flu? COVID-19 and the flu are both contagious respiratory diseases caused by viruses. COVID-19 is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus, while the flu is caused by influenza A and B viruses. These viruses spread in similar ways.
Answered By: Clark Upton
Date created: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 8:25 AM
The flu and COVID-19 are both highly-contagious respiratory illnesses, but they’re caused by different viruses. The flu is caused by influenza viruses – usually Influenza A or Influenza B viruses. These are the viruses we experience during our annual flu season.
Answered By: Ona Kuhn
Date created: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 11:36 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: Kameron Bartell
Date created: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 11:53 AM
The first symptom of the flu was most likely to be a cough while for COVID-19 it was fever. COVID-19 can also be distinguished by the loss of taste and smell. However, symptoms vary from person to...
Answered By: Scotty Sporer
Date created: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 7:22 PM
Dear Reader: The vaccine against the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not the same as the influenza vaccine. Although each vaccine targets a virus that causes a respiratory illness, they use different mechanisms to prime the body’s immune response. Let’s start with the flu vaccine. This is what is known as an inactivated vaccine.
Answered By: Trent Kautzer
Date created: Thu, Jul 1, 2021 11:25 PM
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