Is Covid just another seasonal influenza?
By Taj Pillott, Staff Reporter, The Pawprint
The Flu is pervasive sickness and comes in waves throughout the year in which you are most likely to catch it. In a way Covid and the Flu are very similar in terms of their symptoms, They both show signs of upper respiratory problems such as sneezing and coughing in addition to fever, headaches, and muscle aches. But Covid differs in two symptoms one being anosmia the lack of which is the lack of smell and ageusia, the lack of taste which both are not found in the Flu. Yet with all the similarities, Covid is still too new for it to become a seasonal virus like the Flu. But like the Flu, Covid is still very contagious and puts people of elderly in risk of health complication. This is not only unique to the elderly but also to pregnant women and infants who can experience the worst of the symptoms. That’s why most doctors recommend that people take the Flu shot and the covid vaccines together to help protect their loved ones. Yes, it is safe to take both at the same time as well. But the difference between the two is what made people panic about Covid, first Covid is a much more contagious virus compared to the Flu. Covid also may take longer for a person to show any signs of symptoms making the person more liable to others with them knowing it. In addition, a person may be contagious for longer to and when its already so easy for people to catch the virus it makes it an easy to spread virus for people in cities. In a way, the Covid virus acts like the Flu without the worry of it being a seasonal disaster so in the end of the day we should be glad that the Covid virus isn’t seasonal like the Flu.
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