Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.

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    Covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, has similar symptoms to the flu. They also spread in similar ways. So it's natural to want to compare the two. But Covid-19 is very different, in ways that make it much more dangerous. And understanding how is key to understanding why we have to take it so seriously.
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      1. Valerie Pena

        Thanks for the offer but I am retired and live a couple thousand miles away. But if I hear of anyone will send them your way

      2. Rune Thorsen

        Vox Good luck continuing this fear mongering after the Indian subcontinent was bypassed by this "pandemic" :)

      3. Geve Penaflor

        Great presentation! Was hoping you guys would share your sources for your info/data?

      4. Pythor Sen

        @EternalResonance Quarantine those who are at risk so they do not get exposed to covid. We have it reversed. We are "quarantine every low riskers and let all high risk go get exposed" we have it so wrong. It should be "Give high risk people info to decide whether to get exposed or not. Low risk should not be interfered with."

      5. BWolf

        Sorry guys but I didn't see over the top scare-mongering "capitalism" in this production, rather it was an actual real news production. I frequently don't say this about VOX...but good job.

    2. A Burden

      I dare you to compare it to the Spanish flu.

    3. J Kelly

      The INVISIBLE RAINBOW A History of Electricity and Life Arthur Firstenberg

    4. Don Lesage

      Probably take this video down and update it? It’s not aging well.

    5. Blue Blue

      Vox is bona fide idiotic.

    6. 梁久旭 Aidan

      its so funny we are stupidly comparing coronavirus with flu. It is like comparing neutron stars with water based on density

    7. TwiztidcAsh

      Nah

    8. PLUMBFLETCH

      Ya it works really fast WHEN YOU PUT THE SICK PEOPLE BACK INTO THE NURSING HOMES AND THE STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE BY NONE DEMOCRATIC SCIENTISTS PROVE OTHERWISE

    9. Emmanuel Buckley

      Mankind only know what they’ve been taught to teach or what they’ve been taught to believe

    10. Moto Man Dan

      First off, that graph at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="124">2:04</a> shows how dangerous covid-19 is not. Comparing the world wide death tolls to US death tolls and its not even half way from the flu in 2017? Sure we aren't "out of the woods" but the overall fatality is extremely low in perspective. Of course we already know its much lass fatal then the regular flu and more spreadable. Second, the reason hospitalizations are so high is because we have asked people to go to the hospital if they have flu like symptoms and general flu like symptoms are diagnosed as covid. Plenty of people get professionally diagnosed with covid even if they don't have it. Third, and this misuse of information is getting annoying but the chart at <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="276">4:36</a> showing the 1-3% covid cases worldwide compared to the .1% flu cases in the US. US would have much lower flu fatalities due to the use and access to all kinds of first world medicine. Essentially we are just joining the rest of the world in this specific disease but that doesn't make it more deadly. You spent this entire time comparing Covid to the flu just to end with "Comparing it [covid] to the flu .... is not helpful".

    11. Daniel Knepper

      It's interesting how all of the democrat-led states have the worst Covid outbreaks.

      1. Allison Marie

        Whats interesting is how red states have been caught fudging their numbers and have since admitted it.

    12. Mollie Braniff

      It is obvious, Covid-19 is most likely a man made virus since many other viruses act similar and it doesn’t multiply as quickly, also the government could be doing something that we can’t see since we are all in our houses or maybe they aren’t? We’ll never know

    13. Moshe Rabbenu

      its not the flu its the spanish flu

    14. Big Red

      More infectious less deadly though 🤣

    15. 、 YM

      こんなに感染が早いなら とっくにインフルエンザの感染者数上回るだろ。日本では1000万人が1シーズンで感染する。それ以上感染が広がっている。

    16. Kai Chen

      People thinking their heroes for going to work and staying home. 😑 Smh

    17. Gagan SiNgH Chhatwal

      It affects more than 1000 people people between 2000 to 3000 are affected. So they are at high risk ynf

    18. Laurance Lin

      We are at war! Don’t let it get to you!

    19. RM Finance

      Imma laugh if the cure to COVID-19 turns out to be something simple like Robitussin or some food or vitamin that's easily accessible.

      1. Espakuz •

        RM Finance I heard Vitamin D3 may help

    20. Sonal Saha

      good job guys, kudos 🙌

    21. Mata Mata

      Really????

    22. Adam Ruiz

      Ok it infects faster and has a longer Incubation period that’s kinda has no big difference to be honest but that’s just people always fearing what they don’t understand

      1. 月映

        It's a new disease with no vaccine yet, of course people should be cautious. No, I'm not from China.

    23. DumbshitWeaboo uttp

      But...But.....Muh tinfoil hat... :(

    24. SomeoneDraws 420

      *why did 11k people disliked this*

      1. Dorito

        Republicans and conspiracy therorists

    25. TheIowachannel

      Hi

    26. Scooby Snacks

      No school He’ll yeah

    27. Stonecold Parkin

      Stop it

      1. lil liz

        What?

    28. Xerathiel vi Darquise

      Asymptotic transmission hasnt been verified.

    29. Youssef Mootassem

      Is it still 2-2.5 Ro?

    30. Casius CBU

      like wildfire

    31. Ankit Varshney

      You should have also talked about reinfection and immunity

    32. Anna Paulinov

      320.434 death now.

      1. Beta Blocker

        WORLDWIDE

    33. Flashstar 123

      Americans: Let’s go to the beach

      1. Beta Blocker

        what it's like to be so gullible as to believe Vox?

    34. Zac Burley

      The bright side viruses contain no nucleus. Those masks aren't going to save u bytheway

      1. Zac Burley

        Watch a doc on how viruses work if you're gonna wear a mask u should wear gloves eye protection skin protection too right u would think that dont make sense to me

      2. lil liz

        Zac Burley if u cough it goes into the mask..

      3. Zac Burley

        That's what they want u to believe germs and viruses are 2 completely different things

      4. lil liz

        They will, anything helps

    35. Vineux Rou

      There are thousands of flu types. The antivirus is only for certain types

    36. Louise Fuchs

      Nah, which sources do you have?

      1. Espakuz •

        Louise Fuchs that should be common knowledge

    37. Mr.D.

      They have yet to isolate the virus. They can only test for the RNA genetic material that many of us already have. There is NO virus identified. Claiming that it is Corona virus, especially one "that we have never seen before" is without foundation. Dr. Fauci's claim of 10x more infectious and deadly is unsupportable because there are no reliable data on just how many have been exposed to whatever this is. It is all speculation, like Neil Ferguson's ridiculous computer models. People who have compromised immune systems or serious pre-existing conditions should exercise caution regarding what they allow themselves to be exposed to. Everyone should strengthen their immune system. The only effective defense against ANY virus or infectious bacteria is a strong immune system. Otherwise healthy people should be allowed to live their lives normally.

      1. Mr.D.

        @Lenny Mice That only thing that matters is: what is true. Is there something that is inaccurate?

      2. Lenny Mice

        You reek of David Icke.

    38. Shoeless Joe

      Thanks for making this video. I can't tell you how many discussions I've had with ignorant people online who are spreading dangerous misinformation. I presume this comes from newspapers who are craving the re-opening of the economy.

    39. dansyn96

      No. The only defense we have is our immune system. Why nobody talks about that? Looks like the mainstream media doesn't want us to be healthy on our own ...

      1. AydenAnimations

        Our immune system will kinda help. But the difference between coronavirus and the flu is that most people have gotten the flu before. There immune system is used to it, unlike coronavirus where it is new and everybody that gets it will not have the same protection as the flu.

    40. Cythekid Ccclxix

      Why the corona virus is only a plan to make the people afraid of standing up for their selves

      1. Modiflied

        Ikr

    41. Yours

      too bad my dad is an old touchy person

    42. Create The Health Balance

      When will people learn? STAT HOME!!!

      1. AydenAnimations

        Modiflied you don’t know that you haven’t got it. You have probably spread it to 10s of 20s of people.

      2. Espakuz •

        Modiflied lucky you!

      3. Modiflied

        @DumbshitWeaboo uttp i have been outside everyday since corona and still hasn't gotten it

      4. DumbshitWeaboo uttp

        @Modiflied Well, that's good for you?

      5. Modiflied

        Nah just because the government told me to doesnt mean i have to lool

    43. LilHersh

      How long should we stay home? 2 years?

      1. lil liz

        Not 2 years

    44. J K

      35k deaths worldwide... now we are at over 300k in mid May.

    45. ShareThisFastDOTcom

      I know it has to be worse than the flu because this video starts out with a drawing, one side has red dots with lines, the other has blue. It's clear the red dots with lines are bad.

    46. _Matthenheizer _

      When you realize the real mortality is 0.5% and for every person with symptoms there’s up to 7 without, but let’s lock up for months - A person with respiratory and immune issues

      1. Otto 910

        Ah yes, 90.000 casualties and counting WITH lockdown, but you're right. Let's open up. It's not like the number of deaths would be so much higher without it but hey as long as it's just Grandma.

      2. Christopher Morales

        well, technically we don't even know what the "real" mortality rate is due to so many inconsistencies in global disease surveillance. Additionally, there exists very little research and metrics on the asymptomatic/presymptomatic population as an aggregate. Social distancing, contact tracing, and a robust country-wide testing strategy is our only real chance of mitigating the damage of SARS-CoV-2. - A person whose parent is immunosuppressed and a statistical analysis / infectious disease student! :)

    47. Marlene Ontiveros

      Hey future students I hope you are not bored in class right now!

    48. gildog

      Some people now telling me covid is barely worse than flu. I'm so confused.

      1. ya ma

        Who is telling you though? Scientists?

      2. Ellison Lars

        it is not nearly as bad as the flu

    49. Chris Rodriguez

      Genuine question, if corona isn’t as bad as the measles or Zika, why are they much more rare? Especially considering Zika comes from mosquitoes why aren’t we suiting up in full body suits every time we go outside at night

      1. Faith Mertz

        vaccines

    50. Jonathan Dale

      The corona virus is in the flu, MERS SARS the difference is the type of corona virus.. COVID 19 is pretty bad. The bright side is no one has died from the flu for the first time in history, it's being added to the COVID19 count, both are a complete different corona virus type. Two doctors I know, which one i served with, has actually told me how there's a political gain in the medical field.. The doctor im talking about isn't into politics at all.. I know his work ethnics and his since of morality. I trust what he is saying fully. Take note he does say that the COVID 19 type is dangerous however he also says that the death count on COVID 19 isn't just from that alone.

    51. Dean Vaz

      Who else here is blow away by Vox's research & video making skill? 💯 for this!

    52. parash Gajmer

      From the dawn of civilization human being have survived covid 19 = corona virus = flu

    53. Christina Sullivan

      The coronavirus is worse not the flu 😷🤢🤮🦠🦠🧪🌡🌡🌡🧼🧼🧼

    54. Janko Bogdanovic

      It is a flu...

    55. Larry 25

      For all who are worried, please come to Jesus. Your fears will be over. The kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Jesus is coming soon! What will you be doing for the Lord on his return? God bless all! God loves us! Read th efour gospels and lets all bare good fruit for the Lord

    56. Dmitry Granicin

      "Social distancing" is a phenomena where a group of people deliberately separates from an individual for punitive purposes. This is not the correct term to use with the behavior we want.

      1. Dmitry Granicin

        @Simon Lamm No, should advise to "mind your personal space".

      2. Simon Lamm

        Yeah thet should use _physical_ distancing instead

    57. Carlos Dyer

      I'm sorry that model for the RO does not even seem accurate.

      1. Ellison Lars

        @Kieran Calverley because covid is harmless, it is the common cold

      2. Kieran Calverley

        Why not?

    58. K4 K

      Comparing Covid-19 (a "novel" virus) to seasonal flu (not a "novel" virus) seems to me, to be disingenuous and inaccurate. If we are going to make comparisons, shouldn't we compare to other novel versions? Such as the Spanish Flu or the 1580 Flu Pandemic? The median age for Covid-19 death is 79... that's also the average lifespan for humans. Life isn't so alarming that we quarantine ourselves 24/7, what are we really risking by resuming life as it was? It's just another risk for people who were ALREADY at risk. It's just seems like we are sheltering for the sake of a few, who aren't really healthy to begin with...

    59. JakeyDizzy Playz

      Good I Will Share To Facebook And Let My Family And Friends Know! Thank You For The Update!

    60. Chad

      This april fools joke got completely out of hand!

    61. ric_ clicks

      No one's taking this seriously here in my city in india, everyone is on the streets thinking of this like a holiday. And no one hasn't caught the flu yet. It's been 2 months.

    62. James Suchard-Rees

      What a total airhead the guy with the beard is. He can’t even like speak like, like. Kind of like like.

    63. Chengfu Saechao

      WORLD DISASTERS are 85% CAUSED BY HUMANS AND 15% caused by........ MOTHER NATURE.think about that.

    64. Punkydoodle

      If one more person tells me it's like the flu I swear I'm going to slap them. 👋

      1. Zoey Slytherclaw-Doraemon

        Same

      2. Punkydoodle

        @ShareThisFastDOTcom 👋

      3. ShareThisFastDOTcom

        it is

    65. securiguy Home Security

      Absolute scare tactic nonsense.

      1. Lachlan Martin

        @Ellison Lars Yeah, because having millions of people jobless, heavily damaged economy and killing thousands of people is all a scare tactic for political purposes. Ok, XD

      2. Espakuz •

        Ellison Lars so you think Covid is only in the US right?

      3. Ellison Lars

        I agree, this shutdown is a politically motivated effort to sway the election

      4. Lachlan Martin

        tahahah ok.

      5. Valen Goksir

        You cant be scared if youre dead

    66. Ty G

      Everybody gangster until ur gran gets corona

    67. RTFord

      So far this season, the CDC estimates between 39 million and 56 million flu illnesses, at least 410,000 hospitalizations, and as many as 62,000 deaths from flu, of which 169 are pediatric. There have been a little over one million COVID-19 infections in America and supposedly 74,000 deaths (although many deaths attributed to COVID-19 are false). Why so many flu infections with everyone locked down? Wake up America. We're being duped.

      1. Lachlan Martin

        It's also a minority of cases are false. Like super tiny. Not enough to justify flu is deadlier.

      2. Hữu Duy Vũ

        Now America has over 82000 deaths when I wrote this comment. And just nearly 1.4 million confirmed cases. That's it, and America is just having it for less than 2 months. Much shorter timespan, much smaller total cases (yet so far) and significantly higher died people. Doesn't it tell you anything?

      3. Tom Choi

        So you just said that covid-19 has killed nearly as many people as the flu does in a year when it's only been around for 1.5 months. And you say you're being duped?

    68. sollyd123

      In 2017, the FLU killed over 80,000 people in the US. Let’s review: That’s 80,000 deaths WITH a vaccine (wasn’t too effective, obviously) The FLU vaccine has an approximate 50% efficacy (in 2017, more like 30%) Add another 30% (24,000) deaths and we would have had 104,000 WITHOUT the FLU vaccine, there could have been 104,000 deaths in 2017 (this number is still a GUESS since the CDC doesn’t know the exact number (like they will with COVID-19)) So, we have a NEW virus that HAD NO vaccine and we SHUT DOWN THE COUNTRY???? Let that simmer for a bit.

      1. Lachlan Martin

        Exactly, there is no vaccine. That's why we should isolate XD. Unlike the flu, there is a vaccine. That's why we have no lockdown.

      2. Hữu Duy Vũ

        Now America has over 82000 deaths when I wrote this comment. And just nearly 1.4 million confirmed cases. That's it, and America is just having it for less than 2 months. Much shorter timespan, much smaller total cases (yet so far) and significantly higher died people. Doesn't it tell you anything?

      3. Tom Choi

        It's 10x as deadly and can spread twice as much as the flu. Did you even watch the video?

    69. amsterob

      promoting fauci in a vid loses all cred. it's just the flu.

      1. Espakuz •

        goosebuffz we don’t know if Covid is seasonal and most “experts” say that it’s not going no where in summer so it’s going to stay.

      2. goosebuffz

        @Espakuz • h1n1 17-100 million deaths in initial outbreak and h3n2 1 -4 million. Seasonal corona-virus Sars-Cov2 are going to be massively lower like the 4 other common corona viruses

      3. Espakuz •

        goosebuffz hmmm... lets see Covid killed 60k Americans in one month while flu averages 10-61k in flu season which is 7-8 months long.

      4. Espakuz •

        amsterob hmmm... lets see Covid killed 60k Americans in one month while flu averages 10-61k in flu season which is 7-8 months long.

      5. Valen Goksir

        @goosebuffz lol novel isnt a phase

    70. Anthony Garcia

      It's killing people like many other things in this world can do except the numbers we're given are made to seem scarier. Cdc, fauci, and Who can kiss it.

      1. Hữu Duy Vũ

        Typical ignorant American.

      2. Valen Goksir

        Misinformation, Only who is affected, CDC and fauci is trustable, or atleast better than trump

    71. Site 19 Minecraft roleplay

      Coronavirus could be some sort of new flu

      1. Site 19 Minecraft roleplay

        There are different type of flus, The Spanish flu isn’t common, and it is just MY theory

      2. Valen Goksir

        Its not even a strain of the flu.....

    72. WHOOOSH XD

      Corona virus is weak the flu is worse

      1. Espakuz •

        WHOOOSH XD hmmm... lets see Covid killed 60k Americans in one month while flu averages 10-61k in flu season which is 7-8 months long.

      2. Captain Spy

        it killed more Americans in 20 weeks than over the years of the Vietnam War. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm interesting.

    73. Magdalena Z

      When the unemployed start dying of starvation, hey at least we saved them from Corona!

      1. Lachlan Martin

        Yeah, America relies to much on food banks.

      2. Valen Goksir

        Not in the uk

    74. Dario Zuñiga Marro

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      1. DumbshitWeaboo uttp

        Here's a little tip: Screeching the same thing over and over again doesn't make your point any clearer.

      2. 中华人民共和国第一

        Dario Zuñiga Marro but it is real

      3. Dario Zuñiga Marro

        @Espakuz • Whaever soyboi

      4. Espakuz •

        Dario Zuñiga Marro yes you troll!

      5. Dario Zuñiga Marro

        @Espakuz • Do you even know the real death rate?

    75. Dario Zuñiga Marro

      COVID IS NOT REAL!!!

    76. Knowledgeable X

      I hope the virus wipes out all the liers and haters...

    77. Pedro Velasco

      bunch of balogna

      1. Espakuz •

        Pedro Velasco hmmm... lets see Covid killed 60k Americans in one month while flu averages 10-61k in flu season which is 7-8 months long. White kid

    78. small brain

      tbh its only a matter of time until a virus this contagious is as deadly as ebola, that's probably going to wipe out the whole world OOF

    79. Tim Temple

      All of these viruses are destroyed by silver colloid. Google it in America. Corona virus is stopped at the first drink.

    80. Keith Wootton

      I have had Covid19 and I can tell you its nothing like the Flu I had symptoms so unreal and so did my wife . We are not being told the truth people . this virus as been released and is man made.

      1. Autumn Chaser

        Like what?