DYK? COVID-19 and flu can both cause fever, cough, and body aches. However, shortness of breath and loss of taste or smell are more common with COVID-19 than with flu. Use this chart to learn some more similarities and differences of COVID-19 and flu.

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CDC, profile pictureMay be an image of text that says 'COVID-19 VS Flu Fever/chills COVID-19 Cough Flu Body Aches/ Headache Common Tiredness Loss taste/smell Common Runny/stuffy nose Sore throat Shortness of breath Not Common Severity Varies. Older adults and people with certain underlying conditions are at higher risk severe Ilness. Seems cause more severe illness more people than flน. Varies. Young children, older adults, and people with certain chronic higher risk of severe illness. Onset of symptoms Cause Later (2-14 days after infection) SARS-CoV-2 CDC Earlier days after infection) Influenza viruses cdc.gov/ cdc.gov/coronavirus 321952-A 1/21/2021'