Do you think Covid-19 is a serious virus?
I flowed rules about Covid-19 virus and maintained social distance and uaing mask etc. But now I am thinking, " it is a normal flue.
- Anonymous2 weeks ago
Nothing normal about this coronavirus, which has confounded the most experienced immunologists, all kinds of doctors and scientists who have spent their entire careers studying diseases.
There are all kinds of viruses, and most of them can pass through humans without causing disease, but this one is airborne, highly contagious, and deadly.
People can be hosts of the disease with absolutely no idea that they have it, and yet the people that they give it to can die from it. There have already developed different strains of it, and for this new a disease, it's unusual for that to happen so soon.
No, this is not the flu.
- John PLv 73 weeks ago
Normal flue? Does it go right up the chimney? It must do, if you flowed the rules.
- TinaLv 74 weeks ago
I've never heard it made any jokes, so yes, probably.
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
'Now you're thinking ?'
Your idiotic and willfully ignorant rant shows no sign of your claimed ability to think.
How are COVID-19 and influenza viruses different?
The speed of transmission is an important point of difference between the two viruses. Influenza has a shorter median incubation period (the time from infection to appearance of symptoms) and a shorter serial interval (the time between successive cases) than COVID-19 virus. The serial interval for COVID-19 virus is estimated to be 5-6 days, while for influenza virus, the serial interval is 3 days. This means that influenza can spread faster than COVID-19.
Further, transmission in the first 3-5 days of illness, or potentially pre-symptomatic transmission –transmission of the virus before the appearance of symptoms – is a major driver of transmission for influenza. In contrast, while we are learning that there are people who can shed COVID-19 virus 24-48 hours prior to symptom onset, at present, this does not appear to be a major driver of transmission.
The reproductive number – the number of secondary infections generated from one infected individual – is understood to be between 2 and 2.5 for COVID-19 virus, higher than for influenza. However, estimates for both COVID-19 and influenza viruses are very context and time-specific, making direct comparisons more difficult.
Children are important drivers of influenza virus transmission in the community. For COVID-19 virus, initial data indicates that children are less affected than adults and that clinical attack rates in the 0-19 age group are low. Further preliminary data from household transmission studies in China suggest that children are infected from adults, rather than vice versa.
While the range of symptoms for the two viruses is similar, the fraction with severe disease appears to be different. For COVID-19, data to date suggest that 80% of infections are mild or asymptomatic, 15% are severe infection, requiring oxygen and 5% are critical infections, requiring ventilation. These fractions of severe and critical infection would be higher than what is observed for influenza infection.
Those most at risk for severe influenza infection are children, pregnant women, elderly, those with underlying chronic medical conditions and those who are immunosuppressed. For COVID-19, our current understanding is that older age and underlying conditions increase the risk for severe infection.
Mortality for COVID-19 appears higher than for influenza, especially seasonal influenza. While the true mortality of COVID-19 will take some time to fully understand, the data we have so far indicate that the crude mortality ratio (the number of reported deaths divided by the reported cases) is between 3-4%, the infection mortality rate (the number of reported deaths divided by the number of infections) will be lower. For seasonal influenza, mortality is usually well below 0.1%. However, mortality is to a large extent determined by access to and quality of health care.
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- MarliLv 71 month ago
Mehedi, do you know the differences between getting Covid-19 or the flu and acting on a stage?
Apparently you do not. Please type "coronavirus" or "effects of Covid-19" in the search box of Google or another internet search engine.
After you have read about the acute and chronic effects of having the coronavirus inside you, type "Theater" or "Theatre" and "Acting".
- Elaine MLv 71 month ago
Normal flu doesn't kill this many people and leave the top 8% of hospitalized cases with lifelong heart and lung problems.
- Anonymous1 month ago
200 countries around the world do not think so, that's why they are taking prevention measures.
- JLv 61 month ago
The flu doesn’t kill 200k Americans in 6 months. The flu isn’t nearly as contagious as covid. The flu also doesn’t have lasting health problems for those who recover.
- 1 month ago
Yes, it's a serious virus. Glad you haven't gotten it! Have a nice day! 😁
- The PupaLv 61 month ago
Well considering the fact that you can't spell flu... a three letter word. It probably best that you listen to the professionals