TAKE A LOOK: Comparing COVID-19 with the flu and the common cold


As flu season continues and the COVID-19 pandemic expands, the importance of differentiating common illnesses grows. The above chart gives a visual explanation of the differences between the common cold, the flu and COVID-19.

While the list is not exhaustive, some of these symptoms can help determine what you or your loved ones are really dealing with. If you have been exposed to someone who is infected with COVID-19, take the necessary precautions as outlined on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.

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