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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Vox 2 months ago
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Jorge Rodriguez
Jorge Rodriguez 4 days ago
Why would I want to watch vox
Valerie Pena
Valerie Pena Month ago
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
Rune Thorsen
Rune Thorsen Month ago
Vox Good luck continuing this fear mongering after the Indian subcontinent was bypassed by this "pandemic" :)
Geve Penaflor
Geve Penaflor Month ago
Great presentation! Was hoping you guys would share your sources for your info/data?
Pythor Sen
Pythor Sen Month ago
@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."
Fatimoir Hour ago
wwwzoogtv 15 hours ago
So now, After we know most of the theories and conclusions in this video were false - do you still think it was the right thing to publish? Would this network take responsibility and publish an apology for posting this? (Probably not)
Espakuz •
Espakuz • Hour ago
wwwzoogtv what exactly was wrong? People are still debating stuff they mention in this video.
Blu Nequa
Blu Nequa Day ago
Do you work for CNN
mak 10
mak 10 Day ago
But it's not.. They're bout the same.. Except flu kills more young people... These are facts
Deep Winter
Deep Winter Day ago
This video did not age well... but then again, nothing of Vox does. 🤣
roy mcintosh
roy mcintosh 2 days ago
CORONAVIRIS DEBATE 1. Experiments with viruses (which countries do) which has went wrong maybe by accident or deliberate!? 2. A bad bat from China!?!?!? 3. A bad flu that has taken every body by surprise and it would make the masses question the spending on flu shots that drug companies/doctors make billions out of and would the money not be better put into health facilities--beds/nurses/doctors/ventilators etc!?!
Michael Beard
Michael Beard 3 days ago
Thanks this proves what I've been trying to tell people in specific terms.
lmao lmfao
lmao lmfao 2 days ago
Covid is not even proven to exist.
Boo Kitty
Boo Kitty 4 days ago
Angie Alexis
Angie Alexis 4 days ago
Try 100,000+ by the last week in May!
Phil Pan
Phil Pan 4 days ago
It's June now and this video seems so dated
Blake Miller
Blake Miller 4 days ago
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.
Chris Stocks
Chris Stocks 5 days ago
karens are punching the air right now watching this
superharryboy 5 days ago
"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.
Daniel Bz
Daniel Bz 6 days ago
I was holding off on this video because I knew this would scare me because this is a reality.
Lord Twigo
Lord Twigo 6 days ago
What I hate is all of the people still thinking Covid-19 doesn’t exist and say vaccines are giving an overdose...
infinite arceus
infinite arceus 2 days ago
Some people even think we should not wait for vaccine and end the lockdown like UK
Michael R.
Michael R. 7 days ago
COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 100K, Total Recoveries Approach 500K In U.S.
Brandon Cazares
Brandon Cazares 7 days ago
I always take it seriously
Official Swang ま
i am so into this for some reason
Robert Richardson
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.
RiverSLV 7 days ago
It’s not more dangerous than the flu
Machinegun K
Machinegun K Day ago
@infinite arceus During the flu outbreak of 2017/18 the vaccine worked in and protected a massive 15% of the population. Yay.
RiverSLV Day ago
Wingnutcaseman the Spanish flu killed between 2-3% of the population. Numbers don’t lie
Wingnutcaseman 3 days ago
The Spanish Flu, maybe.
Espakuz •
Espakuz • 5 days ago
RiverSLV ignorant as always
infinite arceus
infinite arceus 5 days ago
@RiverSLV even if It is, we have vaccine for the flu and a lot of ppl are immune to it.
dohstudyitnah 7 days ago
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.
Alberto Casiano
Alberto Casiano 8 days ago
CCP is censoring American internet!!!!!!!!!!
Alberto Casiano
Alberto Casiano 8 days ago
Down with the CCP
Alberto Casiano
Alberto Casiano 8 days ago
Down with the CCP
Alberto Casiano
Alberto Casiano 8 days ago
Down with the CCP
Alberto Casiano
Alberto Casiano 8 days ago
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
Garrett Earnest
Garrett Earnest 8 days ago
Finally someone sensible
Steven & Tracey Jiles
Thomas M.
Thomas M. 9 days ago
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.
Ezekiel Smith
Ezekiel Smith 10 days ago
rEd CoLoR bAd, BlUe CoLoR sAfE
A Burden
A Burden 10 days ago
I dare you to compare it to the Spanish flu.
Espakuz •
Espakuz • 5 days ago
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.
J Kelly
J Kelly 10 days ago
The INVISIBLE RAINBOW A History of Electricity and Life Arthur Firstenberg
Don Lesage
Don Lesage 11 days ago
Probably take this video down and update it? It’s not aging well.
Blue Blue
Blue Blue 11 days ago
Vox is bona fide idiotic.
Aidan梁九旭 11 days ago
its so funny we are stupidly comparing coronavirus with flu. It is like comparing neutron stars with water based on density
TwiztidcAsh 12 days ago
PLUMBFLETCH 12 days ago
Emmanuel Buckley
Emmanuel Buckley 12 days ago
Mankind only know what they’ve been taught to teach or what they’ve been taught to believe
Moto Man Dan
Moto Man Dan 12 days ago
First off, that graph at 2:04 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 4:36 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".
Daniel Knepper
Daniel Knepper 12 days ago
It's interesting how all of the democrat-led states have the worst Covid outbreaks.
Allison Marie
Allison Marie 11 days ago
Whats interesting is how red states have been caught fudging their numbers and have since admitted it.
Mollie Braniff
Mollie Braniff 12 days ago
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
Big Red
Big Red 14 days ago
More infectious less deadly though 🤣
、 YM
、 YM 14 days ago
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。
Kai Chen
Kai Chen 14 days ago
People thinking their heroes for going to work and staying home. 😑 Smh
Gagan SiNgH Chhatwal
It affects more than 1000 people people between 2000 to 3000 are affected. So they are at high risk ynf
Laurance Lin
Laurance Lin 14 days ago
We are at war! Don’t let it get to you!
RM Finance
RM Finance 14 days ago
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.
Espakuz •
Espakuz • 14 days ago
RM Finance I heard Vitamin D3 may help
Sonal Saha
Sonal Saha 15 days ago
good job guys, kudos 🙌
Mata Mata
Mata Mata 15 days ago
Adam Ruiz
Adam Ruiz 15 days ago
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
月映 15 days ago
It's a new disease with no vaccine yet, of course people should be cautious. No, I'm not from China.
DumbshitWeaboo uttp
But...But.....Muh tinfoil hat... :(
SomeoneDraws 420
SomeoneDraws 420 15 days ago
*why did 11k people disliked this*
Dorito 12 days ago
Republicans and conspiracy therorists
TheIowachannel 15 days ago
Scooby Snacks
Scooby Snacks 16 days ago
No school He’ll yeah
Stonecold Parkin
Stonecold Parkin 16 days ago
Stop it
lil liz
lil liz 14 days ago
Xerathiel vi Darquise
Asymptotic transmission hasnt been verified.
Youssef Mootassem
Youssef Mootassem 16 days ago
Is it still 2-2.5 Ro?
Casius CBU
Casius CBU 16 days ago
like wildfire
Ankit Varshney
Ankit Varshney 16 days ago
You should have also talked about reinfection and immunity
jon ni
jon ni 7 days ago
Anna Paulinov
Anna Paulinov 16 days ago
320.434 death now.
Beta Blocker
Beta Blocker 15 days ago
Flashstar 123
Flashstar 123 17 days ago
Americans: Let’s go to the beach
Beta Blocker
Beta Blocker 15 days ago
what it's like to be so gullible as to believe Vox?
Zac Burley
Zac Burley 18 days ago
The bright side viruses contain no nucleus. Those masks aren't going to save u bytheway
Zac Burley
Zac Burley 13 days ago
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
lil liz
lil liz 13 days ago
Zac Burley if u cough it goes into the mask..
Zac Burley
Zac Burley 13 days ago
That's what they want u to believe germs and viruses are 2 completely different things
lil liz
lil liz 14 days ago
They will, anything helps
Vineux Rou
Vineux Rou 18 days ago
There are thousands of flu types. The antivirus is only for certain types
Louise Fuchs
Louise Fuchs 19 days ago
Nah, which sources do you have?
Espakuz •
Espakuz • 14 days ago
Louise Fuchs that should be common knowledge
Mr.D. 19 days ago
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. 18 days ago
@Lenny Mice That only thing that matters is: what is true. Is there something that is inaccurate?
Lenny Mice
Lenny Mice 18 days ago
You reek of David Icke.
Shoeless Joe
Shoeless Joe 19 days ago
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.
dansyn96 20 days ago
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 ...
Bruh 12 days ago
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.
Cythekid Ccclxix
Cythekid Ccclxix 20 days ago
Why the corona virus is only a plan to make the people afraid of standing up for their selves
Modiflied 19 days ago
Yours 20 days ago
too bad my dad is an old touchy person
Create The Health Balance
When will people learn? STAT HOME!!!
Bruh 12 days ago
Modiflied you don’t know that you haven’t got it. You have probably spread it to 10s of 20s of people.
Espakuz •
Espakuz • 14 days ago
Modiflied lucky you!
Modiflied 15 days ago
@DumbshitWeaboo uttp i have been outside everyday since corona and still hasn't gotten it
DumbshitWeaboo uttp
@Modiflied Well, that's good for you?
Modiflied 19 days ago
Nah just because the government told me to doesnt mean i have to lool
LilHersh 21 day ago
How long should we stay home? 2 years?
lil liz
lil liz 14 days ago
Not 2 years
J K 21 day ago
35k deaths worldwide... now we are at over 300k in mid May.
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.
_Matthenheizer _
_Matthenheizer _ 21 day ago
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
Otto 910
Otto 910 17 days ago
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.
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! :)
Marlene Ontiveros
Hey future students I hope you are not bored in class right now!
gildog 21 day ago
Some people now telling me covid is barely worse than flu. I'm so confused.
Ellison Lars
Ellison Lars 20 days ago
it is not nearly as bad as the flu
Chris Rodriguez
Chris Rodriguez 21 day ago
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
Faith Mertz
Faith Mertz 20 days ago
Jonathan Dale
Jonathan Dale 21 day ago
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.
Dean Vaz
Dean Vaz 21 day ago
Who else here is blow away by Vox's research & video making skill? 💯 for this!
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