Flu season is upon us—and if we’ve learned anything during this pandemic, it’s that a typical sore throat, or a common cough is not normal in the age of COVID. So how do you know if you have the flu or COVID-19?
With the two viruses sharing SO many of the same symptoms, it can be hard to know the difference between the two.
Body aches, sore throat, fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and headaches are all symptoms that point to both. One difference between the two is that COVID is more likely to cause a loss of taste or smell. But it’s not a guaranteed symptom, which means it’s not a reliable way to determine what you’re sick with.
Experts say it’s impossible to know which virus you have without being tested.