Since the first time we were hit with Covid in 2020, the virus has evolved significantly. During the second wave of coronavirus, the delta variant claimed many lives and left many people in distress. But following the vaccine, newly emerging variants such as Omicron cause less severe infections and more treatable symptoms. And many are now of the view that Covid has become a seasonal flu. But the question is whether this assumption is true.

Covid and flu – how similar and how different?

Both Covid-19 and the flu are infectious respiratory diseases. The former is caused by corona virus and the latter is caused by influenza viruses. Currently, it is not possible to detect an infection just by looking at it.

So far, it’s clear that symptoms alone cannot tell the difference between Covid and the flu. Like the flu, newer variants like Omicron are said to cause milder symptoms such as a sore throat, runny nose and fatigue. The only way to know if you have covid or the flu is to do a self-test.

Moreover, due to vaccination, some experts believe that the worst is over and are comparing the deadly virus to the flu.

Which is more dangerous?

Although Covid is currently causing less dangerous symptoms, White House Medical Advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci disagrees that it is less dangerous or less dangerous than the flu.

“Sorry – I disagree,” he says.

“The weight of one compared to the other is pretty brutal. And the ability to kill one versus the other is pretty heavy.”

Many, like Fauci, say that COVID-19 is still killing hundreds of people every day. If deaths continue, more than 125,000 Covid deaths could occur in the next 12 months, Fauci said.

Compared to the flu, which kills about 50,000 people in a bad season, COVID-19 has already killed more than 1 million Americans and is said to be the third leading cause of death in 2021.

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