What is the difference between COVD and the Flu? ?
- Nuff SedLv 74 weeks ago
They vary in cause, symptoms, treatment, contagiousness, mortality and apparently the severity of infection and long-term repercussions of having even a mild case of covid.
Other than that, there are some similarities: transmission, prevention with masks or vaccines, social distancing and hand-washing.
- Anonymous1 month ago
414-thousand people have died in the U.S. from covid this past year, while on average about 20-thousand people die from the flu each year.
Mainly because we have and effective flu vaccine but we are just now trying to get people vaccinated the first time for covid.
Most viruses come from animals.The 1918 pandemic was from Bird Flu, they did not have a vaccine when that happened, then they developed one. This pandemic is believed to come from Bats, and we are just now developing a vaccine for it.
We have bacteria in us that help us digest our food, etc. We would not be healthy without certain bacteria living in our body. It is the same for viruses that live in certain animals. The virus may not kill the animal but the problem comes when the virus jumps from the animal into a human.
- Verulam 1Lv 72 months ago
It's fairly rare to die from influenza, the current strain. It's fairly rare NOT to survive Covid 19 especially if your overall health is poor. And the current strain of flu doesn't spread in anything like the same way Covid 19 does.
- Blocking BackLv 72 months ago
A lot of control and money.
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- Anonymous2 months ago
The virus that causes it.
Every disease is caused by a specific virus. So, the base difference is the source of the illness.
The flu belongs to a family of viruses known as Influenza viruses. There are many variations and many viruses that are part of the influenza viruses. Most of them have been around for many years and most people have some level of immunity or tolerance for them. These viruses don't cause as much damage as COVID.
COVID is actually from the Coronavirus family of viruses. SARS and MERS are two other variants of coronavirus that have appeared but they were not as contagious as COVID and the spread of those two variations were stopped before pandemic level was reached.
- OrlaLv 62 months ago
You mean.....besides everything ???
- billrussell42Lv 72 months ago
very different viruses, with covid being much more contagious, and more deadly than the flu.