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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    VoxVox2 ай мурун
    • Why would I want to watch vox

      Jorge RodriguezJorge Rodriguez21 саат мурун
    • 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

      Valerie PenaValerie Pena27 күн мурун
    • Vox Good luck continuing this fear mongering after the Indian subcontinent was bypassed by this "pandemic" :)

      Rune ThorsenRune ThorsenАй мурун
    • Great presentation! Was hoping you guys would share your sources for your info/data?

      Geve PenaflorGeve PenaflorАй мурун
    • @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."

      Pythor SenPythor SenАй мурун
  • Thanks this proves what I've been trying to tell people in specific terms.

    Michael BeardMichael Beard15 саат мурун
  • THANK YOU. 👍🏻👍🏻

    Boo KittyBoo Kitty15 саат мурун
  • Stay +Netflix...... 💕

    SHO PATILSHO PATIL16 саат мурун
  • Try 100,000+ by the last week in May!

    Angie AlexisAngie Alexis22 саат мурун
  • It's June now and this video seems so dated

    Phil PanPhil Pan23 саат мурун
  • Remember those times when the virus was just in China and kids kept joking about it in school or anywhere. Take a look now! Its all over the world now.

    Blake MillerBlake MillerКүн мурун
  • karens are punching the air right now watching this

    Chris StocksChris StocksКүн мурун
  • "It's like the flu" Yeah and a Lamborghini is like a corolla. It has four wheels, AC, seats, takes you places... yeah pretty much alike. Like a truck, also.

    superharryboysuperharryboy2 күн мурун
  • I was holding off on this video because I knew this would scare me because this is a reality.

    Daniel BzDaniel Bz3 күн мурун
  • What I hate is all of the people still thinking Covid-19 doesn’t exist and say vaccines are giving an overdose...

    Lord TwigoLord Twigo3 күн мурун
  • COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 100K, Total Recoveries Approach 500K In U.S.

    Michael R.Michael R.3 күн мурун
  • I always take it seriously

    Brandon CazaresBrandon Cazares3 күн мурун
  • i am so into this for some reason

    Official Swang まOfficial Swang ま4 күн мурун
  • Staying indoors with the air conditioner running will INCREASE your chances of getting the virus. A doctor's advice is to get outside, increase your sun exposer to increase your D3 levels which boost your immune system. The virus doesn't replicate in temps over 86 degrees, it dies instead. It also doesn't live in high humidity. Listen to doctors, not media.

    Robert RichardsonRobert Richardson4 күн мурун
  • It’s not more dangerous than the flu

    RiverSLVRiverSLV4 күн мурун
    • RiverSLV ignorant as always

      Espakuz •Espakuz •2 күн мурун
    • @RiverSLV even if It is, we have vaccine for the flu and a lot of ppl are immune to it.

      infinite arceusinfinite arceus2 күн мурун
    • infinite arceus you’re a good government obeying robot, you will get a good boy star!

      RiverSLVRiverSLV3 күн мурун
    • It is

      infinite arceusinfinite arceus3 күн мурун
  • Surely, if we social distance, someday, some time we are going to have come back out, so what happens then? What happened to the people that already had it, like measles are they now immune or what does WHO and CDC and Fauci want us to believe. I could hug someone with measles and cannot get it, already had it. Is this the same with COVID? When will it end, surely not only because of a vaccine? I am sure people will eventually build up antibodies.

    dohstudyitnahdohstudyitnah4 күн мурун
  • CCP is censoring American internet!!!!!!!!!!

    Alberto CasianoAlberto Casiano5 күн мурун
  • Down with the CCP

    Alberto CasianoAlberto Casiano5 күн мурун
  • Down with the CCP

    Alberto CasianoAlberto Casiano5 күн мурун
  • Down with the CCP

    Alberto CasianoAlberto Casiano5 күн мурун
  • Damage control by China. I'm pretty sure the censorship is all China. Google is owned by china. You tube is known to be censored by chinese. We need to make a new platform. For Americans. By Americans

    Alberto CasianoAlberto Casiano5 күн мурун
  • Finally someone sensible

    Garrett EarnestGarrett Earnest5 күн мурун
  • Liars

    Steven & Tracey JilesSteven & Tracey Jiles5 күн мурун
  • How come nobody brings up the fact that there are several hundred strains of the flu? COVID-19 is one strain killing all this people! Not 100+ strains! Those number might seem small, but they’re not just numbers. They are human lives.

    Thomas M.Thomas M.6 күн мурун
  • rEd CoLoR bAd, BlUe CoLoR sAfE

    Ezekiel SmithEzekiel Smith6 күн мурун
  • I dare you to compare it to the Spanish flu.

    A BurdenA Burden7 күн мурун
    • A Burden Spanish Flu didn’t put quarantine until way later off and didn’t have a good health care system as we do now.

      Espakuz •Espakuz •2 күн мурун
  • The INVISIBLE RAINBOW A History of Electricity and Life Arthur Firstenberg

    J KellyJ Kelly7 күн мурун
  • Probably take this video down and update it? It’s not aging well.

    Don LesageDon Lesage7 күн мурун
  • Vox is bona fide idiotic.

    Blue BlueBlue Blue8 күн мурун
  • its so funny we are stupidly comparing coronavirus with flu. It is like comparing neutron stars with water based on density

    Aidan梁九旭Aidan梁九旭8 күн мурун
  • Nah

    TwiztidcAshTwiztidcAsh8 күн мурун

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

    Emmanuel BuckleyEmmanuel Buckley8 күн мурун
  • 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".

    Moto Man DanMoto Man Dan9 күн мурун
  • It's interesting how all of the democrat-led states have the worst Covid outbreaks.

    Daniel KnepperDaniel Knepper9 күн мурун
    • Whats interesting is how red states have been caught fudging their numbers and have since admitted it.

      Allison MarieAllison Marie7 күн мурун
  • 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

    Mollie BraniffMollie Braniff9 күн мурун
  • More infectious less deadly though 🤣

    Big RedBig Red10 күн мурун
  • 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。

    、 YM、 YM10 күн мурун
  • People thinking their heroes for going to work and staying home. 😑 Smh

    Kai ChenKai Chen10 күн мурун
  • It affects more than 1000 people people between 2000 to 3000 are affected. So they are at high risk ynf

    Gagan SiNgH ChhatwalGagan SiNgH Chhatwal11 күн мурун
  • We are at war! Don’t let it get to you!

    Laurance LinLaurance Lin11 күн мурун
  • 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.

    RM FinanceRM Finance11 күн мурун
    • RM Finance I heard Vitamin D3 may help

      Espakuz •Espakuz •10 күн мурун
  • good job guys, kudos 🙌

    Sonal SahaSonal Saha11 күн мурун
  • Really????

    Mata MataMata Mata12 күн мурун
  • 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

    Adam RuizAdam Ruiz12 күн мурун
    • It's a new disease with no vaccine yet, of course people should be cautious. No, I'm not from China.

      月映月映11 күн мурун
  • But...But.....Muh tinfoil hat... :(

    DumbshitWeaboo uttpDumbshitWeaboo uttp12 күн мурун
  • *why did 11k people disliked this*

    SomeoneDraws 420SomeoneDraws 42012 күн мурун
    • Republicans and conspiracy therorists

      DoritoDorito8 күн мурун
  • Hi

    TheIowachannelTheIowachannel12 күн мурун
  • No school He’ll yeah

    Scooby SnacksScooby Snacks12 күн мурун
  • Stop it

    Stonecold ParkinStonecold Parkin12 күн мурун
    • What?

      lil lizlil liz10 күн мурун
  • Asymptotic transmission hasnt been verified.

    Xerathiel vi DarquiseXerathiel vi Darquise12 күн мурун
  • Is it still 2-2.5 Ro?

    Youssef MootassemYoussef Mootassem13 күн мурун
  • like wildfire

    Casius CBUCasius CBU13 күн мурун
  • You should have also talked about reinfection and immunity

    Ankit VarshneyAnkit Varshney13 күн мурун
    • :-)

      jon nijon ni4 күн мурун
  • 320.434 death now.

    Anna PaulinovAnna Paulinov13 күн мурун

      Beta BlockerBeta Blocker12 күн мурун
  • Americans: Let’s go to the beach

    Flashstar 123Flashstar 12313 күн мурун
    • what it's like to be so gullible as to believe Vox?

      Beta BlockerBeta Blocker12 күн мурун
  • The bright side viruses contain no nucleus. Those masks aren't going to save u bytheway

    Zac BurleyZac Burley15 күн мурун
    • 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

      Zac BurleyZac Burley10 күн мурун
    • Zac Burley if u cough it goes into the mask..

      lil lizlil liz10 күн мурун
    • That's what they want u to believe germs and viruses are 2 completely different things

      Zac BurleyZac Burley10 күн мурун
    • They will, anything helps

      lil lizlil liz10 күн мурун
  • There are thousands of flu types. The antivirus is only for certain types

    Vineux RouVineux Rou15 күн мурун
  • Nah, which sources do you have?

    Louise FuchsLouise Fuchs15 күн мурун
    • Louise Fuchs that should be common knowledge

      Espakuz •Espakuz •10 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Mr.D.Mr.D.16 күн мурун
    • @Lenny Mice That only thing that matters is: what is true. Is there something that is inaccurate?

      Mr.D.Mr.D.14 күн мурун
    • You reek of David Icke.

      Lenny MiceLenny Mice14 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Shoeless JoeShoeless Joe16 күн мурун
  • 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 ...

    dansyn96dansyn9617 күн мурун
    • 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.

      BruhBruh8 күн мурун
  • Why the corona virus is only a plan to make the people afraid of standing up for their selves

    Cythekid CcclxixCythekid Ccclxix17 күн мурун
    • Ikr

      ModifliedModiflied16 күн мурун
  • too bad my dad is an old touchy person

    YoursYours17 күн мурун
  • When will people learn? STAT HOME!!!

    Create The Health BalanceCreate The Health Balance17 күн мурун
    • Modiflied you don’t know that you haven’t got it. You have probably spread it to 10s of 20s of people.

      BruhBruh8 күн мурун
    • Modiflied lucky you!

      Espakuz •Espakuz •10 күн мурун
    • @DumbshitWeaboo uttp i have been outside everyday since corona and still hasn't gotten it

      ModifliedModiflied12 күн мурун
    • @Modiflied Well, that's good for you?

      DumbshitWeaboo uttpDumbshitWeaboo uttp12 күн мурун
    • Nah just because the government told me to doesnt mean i have to lool

      ModifliedModiflied16 күн мурун
  • How long should we stay home? 2 years?

    LilHershLilHersh17 күн мурун
    • Not 2 years

      lil lizlil liz10 күн мурун
  • 35k deaths worldwide... now we are at over 300k in mid May.

    J KJ K17 күн мурун
  • 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.

    ShareThisFastDOTcomShareThisFastDOTcom17 күн мурун
  • 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

    _Matthenheizer __Matthenheizer _18 күн мурун
    • 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.

      Otto 910Otto 91014 күн мурун
    • 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! :)

      Christopher MoralesChristopher Morales16 күн мурун
  • Hey future students I hope you are not bored in class right now!

    Marlene OntiverosMarlene Ontiveros18 күн мурун
  • Some people now telling me covid is barely worse than flu. I'm so confused.

    gildoggildog18 күн мурун
    • Who is telling you though? Scientists?

      ya maya ma11 күн мурун
    • it is not nearly as bad as the flu

      Ellison LarsEllison Lars17 күн мурун
  • 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

    Chris RodriguezChris Rodriguez18 күн мурун
    • vaccines

      Faith MertzFaith Mertz16 күн мурун
  • 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.

    Jonathan DaleJonathan Dale18 күн мурун
  • Who else here is blow away by Vox's research & video making skill? 💯 for this!

    Dean VazDean Vaz18 күн мурун
  • From the dawn of civilization human being have survived covid 19 = corona virus = flu

    parash Gajmerparash Gajmer18 күн мурун
  • The coronavirus is worse not the flu 😷🤢🤮🦠🦠🧪🌡🌡🌡🧼🧼🧼

    Christina GinsbergChristina Ginsberg18 күн мурун
  • It is a flu...

    Janko BogdanovicJanko Bogdanovic19 күн мурун
  • 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

    Larry 25Larry 2519 күн мурун
  • "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.

    Dmitry GranicinDmitry Granicin19 күн мурун
    • @Simon Lamm No, should advise to "mind your personal space".

      Dmitry GranicinDmitry Granicin12 күн мурун
    • Yeah thet should use _physical_ distancing instead

      Simon LammSimon Lamm12 күн мурун