CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – While influenza cases continue to rise here in the state, 22News works for you on the differences between COVID-19 and influenza.
Both influenza and COVID-19 can have many different degrees of symptoms from asymptomatic to severe. The CDC says Common symptoms that they share include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.
Some major differences come from how long the symptoms appear after exposure, how they spread, and the severity of the two diseases. COVID tends to cause more serious diseases in some people.