The difference between influenza and COVID-19

Dr. Jen Ashton compares the symptoms, fatality rates and treatments of the two viral infections.

In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • DeSantis Lifts All Covid-19 Restrictions on Florida Restaurants
  • Security Council on the Sudan & other topics – Daily Briefing (25 Sep 2020)
  • Britain could be heading for second lockdown as Covid cases keep rising
  • WHO hold briefing on global pandemic as coronavirus becomes ‘more contagious’ – watch live
  • EU has ‘last chance’ to stave off Covid-19 second wave, Health Commissioner says
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