The timing is pretty awful: We’re entering flu season during the COVID-19 pandemic, at a time when most of the nation is experiencing serious spikes in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
So what are the differences between the two illnesses, and how do we know which one we might have? Can you get them both at the same time?
First, a few fast facts:
- The flu (influenza) and COVID-19 are both respiratory illnesses, and both are contagious, but they are not the same virus.
- COVID-19 spreads more…