The flu season is here!
COVID-19 and the flu are both infectious respiratory diseases and share some similar symptoms – cough, runny nose, sore throat, fever, headache, and fatigue.
However, they are caused by different viruses and there is a difference in how the diseases are treated.
Now is a good time to review them. The chart below compares COVID-19 and the flu, given the best available information to date. We hope this information will help you make informed decisions.
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American Society of Microbiology