Isn't the COVID like the common cold, lots of people get sick, but only the very weak end up in the hospital, & fewer die ?

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  • 3 months ago

    Get it and see .

  • 3 months ago

    The common cold does not kill 483,000 people in 6 months.

    So no, it is not like the common cold.

    The flu kills way more people than the common cold - and right now the US has over twice as many deaths from Covid-19 than a really bad flu season.    And the numbers in the US are ramping up, so while the flu season is over Covid-19 is continuing to spread.

    So no, it is not like the common cold or the flu.

  • gillie
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    3 months ago

    It's far, far worse than the common cold.  Some people who never even ended up in the hospital say they're been sick for months now.  They describe a severe cough lasting for weeks, bad enough to prevent sleep and break ribs, weakness lasting for months, the cough stops and you're still too weak to walk more than a few yards.  Some describe diarrhea that lasts for weeks at a time. Some leave the hospital, then have heart attacks or strokes because of what the virus does to your circulatory system. One local guy had to close his law practice because his cognitive function was too low to follow legal paperwork.  This is a nasty, nasty virus, not at all like a common cold.

  • 3 months ago

    Hundreds of thousands of young, teenage and middle-age people have ended up in hospitals or at home with Covid-19, and frightening numbers of them have died, although far more very elderly people will likely die of it. Many of those younger people who died were very fit and strong. It is shockingly ignorant to make a claim such as you have done. You seem unaware that the 456,000+ deaths world-wide are in addition to 'normal' winter flu deaths. On top of that, millions of people who had it are now left with scarred lung tissue, leaving them breathless for the rest of their lives.

    And the pandemic continues. There are new 'spikes' of it, and it seems inevitable that second waves of it will appear globally, making this something to rival the Spanish flu of 1918. "Like the common cold..." don't be ridiculous!

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  • 3 months ago

    It's just like the common cold, if the common cold killed 120K in three months.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The "coronavirus" doesn't exist at all.  The media wants you to believe it does, but, it doesn't. Also, the lying media said the riots were not dangerous to have, and none of them were practicing the stupid "social distancing", and the media applauded them, the hypocrites that the media are.  Instead, they pick on people that are small business owners.  The agenda is obvious, but liars hate truth.

  • Craig
    Lv 5
    3 months ago

    More like a bad flu.  Lots of people, both weak and strong, end up in hospital - but the ones in basically good health mostly recover.  It seems like this blood-clotting aspect (which isn't present in flu, that we've noticed) might play a definitive role in determining who makes it and who doesn't.

    It would be a mistake to compare it to the common cold, even though that IS also a coronavirus (unlike the flu, which is an orthomyxovirus).

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    No it isn't.

    This is a bad one, and now the average age of those ill is around 40.  And they are finding complications from it in the very young. You people who are ignoring the rules, are also responsible for killing many others.  

    Christians seem proud of that.  Damn death cult!

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    The experts still know little about the virus.

    No. It's not killing just sick ppl with pre existing conditions. It's killing ppl with weak immune systems.

    Babies. Kids. 20 year olds. 30 year olds. Anyone unlucky. 

    Some get over it. Some don't.

  • Anonymous
    3 months ago

    Of course not - its fatality rate is much, much higher than for a cold. You have clearly not been paying attention.

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