New model leveraging flu data generates highly accurate prediction of COVID-19 spreadDiseases, Conditions, Syndromes News

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COVID-19 is not the flu. The disease caused by the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus is more transmissible, and deadlier, than most influenza epidemics we’ve encountered in our lifetimes, and scientists and physicians are still learning new things about the disease and its long-term effects. But COVID-19 and the flu do have a few things in common—they are both caused by viruses that primarily infect the upper respiratory system, and both are spread by droplets, fomites and contact.