The Effects of COVID-19 versus the Influenza

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Madison Tewksbury, Staff Writer

COVID-19 and Influenza may seem the same, but in fact, can be quite different. It is important to know what their long and short term effects are. COVID-19 and Influenza are both widespread viral infections that can cause a variety of symptoms or side effects. Some effects may differ, especially depending on the severity of the case; however, it can be vital to understand the effects of both. 


Below is a table indicating the differences between COVID-19 and the Influenza virus.

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  2. Intermountain Healthcare. Mar. 2020, 22 Sept. 2020.