The Similarities and Differences Between COVID-19 and the Flu

Friday morning the Southeast Idaho Public Health department released information on what the similarities and differences are for COVID-19 and the flu.

The similarities between COVID-19 and the flu are that they spread from person to person through droplets in the air.

Both viruses may cause fever, cough, body aches, and fatigue.

The flu and COVID-19 cannot be treated with antibiotics.

They are treated by addressing the symptoms such as reducing a fever.

And the differences between the two are that one major symptom of COVID-19 includes shortness of breath.

A vaccine for the flu is available and effective especially for seasonal flu.

While there is no vaccine for COVID-19 at this time.

Also that the mortality rate for COVID-19 appears to be higher than the flu.

And much higher than the seasonal flu.


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