Updated: Nov 16, 2020
Flu season is here and COVID-19 is in the air. It's important to know how these viruses are similar and how they differ.
According to the CDC, both Flu and COVID-19 can have these symptoms in common:
Fever or feeling feverish/chills
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Runny or stuffy nose
Muscle pain or body aches
Vomiting and diarrhea, (more common with children)
COVID-19 has an additional symptom that is different from flu which may include change in loss or taste of smell.
Other key differences the CDC notes are:
People with Flu normally develop symptoms 1 to 4 days after infection.
People with COVID-19 typically develop symptoms 5 days after being infected. However, symptoms can appear as early as 2 days or as late as 14 days after infection.
For more information about key differences between COVID-19 and Flu please visit:
You can also check out this graphic from the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department about Flu and COVID.
Let's Talk: Learn anything new about the differences between Flu and Covid? Got any questions? Let us know in the comment section!