WHO: SUBJECT IN FOCUS: Q&A: Similarities and differences – COVID-19 and influenza

Both viral infections which cause fever and respiratory symptoms, but what about transmission and other important differences? The WHO published answers to the questions –

  • How are COVID-19 and influenza viruses similar?
  • How are COVID-19 and influenza viruses different?
  • What medical interventions are available for COVID-19 and influenza viruses? Read more

The former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Tom Frieden, wrote a piece for CNN entitled ‘Covid-19 is different from flu and we must respond differently’. Read more