Covid – 19 and the Flu

Covid – 19 and the flu have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from no symptoms (asymptomatic) to severe symptoms.

Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include:

  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue (tiredness)
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle pain or body aches
  • Headache
  • Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults


Flu – Most people who get flu will recover in a few days to less than two weeks, but some people will develop complications some of these complications are listed above.

Beneficial Information

Older adults and people who have certain underlying conditions like diabetes heart or lung disease are at an increased risk of severe illness from Covid – 19

  • The virus is thought to be spread mainly from person to person contact between people who are in close contact within another (about 6 feet
  • Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes or talks
  • Recent studies suggest that Covid- 19 may be spread by people who are asymptomatic
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing, leaving a public place, handling your mask, caring for a sick or infected person etc. and especially when they are visibly soiled
  • Use sanitizer in between times
  • Sanitizer should be used no more than 3 times if possible before hand washing is necessary rather visibly soiled or not
  • Social distance at least 6 feet (approximately a 2 arm distance) from other people
  • Always wear your mask
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

All information was obtained from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services,, and CDC

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