UPDATE! Skip to the good part: https://ecency.com/hive-150329/@darth-azrael/qvzx2q
COVID-19 x Influenza
Facts hereby presented have led me to believe coronavirus is, put simply, influenza, aka the flu. Once you're done reading my evidence, tell me what's your take on it, regardless of how mind-boggling it can sound to you.
We are comparing both diseases.
Loss of taste or smell happens in both cases. BBC says Covid causes more severe loss of smell than flu, because "Coronavirus patients with loss of taste really cannot tell the difference between bitter or sweet", but this is a lie. A quick google search for "influenza loss of smell" shows many results, new and old, talking about Long term serious olfactory loss in colds and/or flu.
"A rash on skin, or discoloration of fingers and toes" is easily translated to "looking sick with flu".
While there’s no cure for influenza virus, antiviral medications, plenty of fluids, and rest can help your body fight the infection.
Both are uncurable, treatments are the same
There’s no cure available for influenza. However, antiviral medications, plenty of fluids, and rest can help your body fight the infection. Vaccines help you prevent contracting influenza A or B. A lot of people ignore taking the vaccine, making them susceptible to catching the flu. Oseltamivir is one of the recommended treatment medications.
There's no cure available for coronaviruses. However, antiviral medications, plenty of fluids, and rest can help your body fight the infection. Oseltamivir has been tested with great success with Covid patients. Read everything about this trial: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00508-020-01780-0
Chloroquine works well against the Influenza virus in lab tubes, but it worsens infected people's conditions (source).
Chloroquine also works well against the Covid-19 virus in lab tubes (source), but clinical trials have been, at the very least, highly controversial.
An influenza pandemic would pan out the same way
The pandemic worst case is:
(a) Truly horrific
(b) Truly unlikely
(c) Truly worth planning for
(d) All of the above
The right answer: (d) All of the above.
That's a quote from the following article: cidrap.umn.edu