Coronavirus is not the flu. It's worse.

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Send this to anyone who still thinks Covid-19 is basically the same as the flu.
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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

    Vox

    2 maanden geleden

    Subscribe and turn on notifications (🔔) to make sure you don't miss any new Vox videos. You can find all of our existing coronavirus videos in one playlist right here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLJ8cMiYb3G5dBbOh_8kPN5s5aJHt1UCwn

    • Jorge Rodriguez

      Jorge Rodriguez

      22 uur geleden

      Why would I want to watch vox

    • Valerie Pena

      Valerie Pena

      27 dagen geleden

      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

      Maand geleden

      Vox Good luck continuing this fear mongering after the Indian subcontinent was bypassed by this "pandemic" :)

    • Geve Penaflor

      Geve Penaflor

      Maand geleden

      Great presentation! Was hoping you guys would share your sources for your info/data?

    • Pythor Sen

      Pythor Sen

      Maand geleden

      @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."

  • Michael Beard

    Michael Beard

    16 uur geleden

    Thanks this proves what I've been trying to tell people in specific terms.

  • Boo Kitty

    Boo Kitty

    16 uur geleden

    THANK YOU. 👍🏻👍🏻

  • SHO PATIL

    SHO PATIL

    17 uur geleden

    Stay home..work +Netflix...... 💕

  • Angie Alexis

    Angie Alexis

    23 uur geleden

    Try 100,000+ by the last week in May!

  • Phil Pan

    Phil Pan

    Dag geleden

    It's June now and this video seems so dated

  • Blake Miller

    Blake Miller

    Dag geleden

    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

    Dag geleden

    karens are punching the air right now watching this

  • superharryboy

    superharryboy

    2 dagen geleden

    "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

    3 dagen geleden

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

  • Lord Twigo

    Lord Twigo

    3 dagen geleden

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

  • Michael R.

    Michael R.

    3 dagen geleden

    COVID-19 Death Toll Passes 100K, Total Recoveries Approach 500K In U.S.

  • Brandon Cazares

    Brandon Cazares

    4 dagen geleden

    I always take it seriously

  • Official Swang ま

    Official Swang ま

    4 dagen geleden

    i am so into this for some reason

  • Robert Richardson

    Robert Richardson

    4 dagen geleden

    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

    RiverSLV

    4 dagen geleden

    It’s not more dangerous than the flu

    • Espakuz •

      Espakuz •

      2 dagen geleden

      RiverSLV ignorant as always

    • infinite arceus

      infinite arceus

      2 dagen geleden

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

    • RiverSLV

      RiverSLV

      3 dagen geleden

      infinite arceus you’re a good government obeying robot, you will get a good boy star!

    • infinite arceus

      infinite arceus

      3 dagen geleden

      It is

  • dohstudyitnah

    dohstudyitnah

    4 dagen geleden

    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

    5 dagen geleden

    CCP is censoring American internet!!!!!!!!!!

  • Alberto Casiano

    Alberto Casiano

    5 dagen geleden

    Down with the CCP

  • Alberto Casiano

    Alberto Casiano

    5 dagen geleden

    Down with the CCP

  • Alberto Casiano

    Alberto Casiano

    5 dagen geleden

    Down with the CCP

  • Alberto Casiano

    Alberto Casiano

    5 dagen geleden

    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

    5 dagen geleden

    Finally someone sensible

  • Steven & Tracey Jiles

    Steven & Tracey Jiles

    5 dagen geleden

    Liars

  • Thomas M.

    Thomas M.

    6 dagen geleden

    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

    6 dagen geleden

    rEd CoLoR bAd, BlUe CoLoR sAfE

  • A Burden

    A Burden

    7 dagen geleden

    I dare you to compare it to the Spanish flu.

    • Espakuz •

      Espakuz •

      2 dagen geleden

      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

    7 dagen geleden

    The INVISIBLE RAINBOW
    A History of Electricity and Life
    Arthur Firstenberg

  • Don Lesage

    Don Lesage

    7 dagen geleden

    Probably take this video down and update it? It’s not aging well.

  • Blue Blue

    Blue Blue

    8 dagen geleden

    Vox is bona fide idiotic.

  • Aidan梁九旭

    Aidan梁九旭

    8 dagen geleden

    its so funny we are stupidly comparing coronavirus with flu. It is like comparing neutron stars with water based on density

  • TwiztidcAsh

    TwiztidcAsh

    8 dagen geleden

    Nah

  • PLUMBFLETCH

    PLUMBFLETCH

    8 dagen geleden

    Ya it works really fast WHEN YOU PUT THE SICK PEOPLE BACK INTO THE NURSING HOMES AND THE STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE BY NONE DEMOCRATIC SCIENTISTS PROVE OTHERWISE

  • Emmanuel Buckley

    Emmanuel Buckley

    8 dagen geleden

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

  • Moto Man Dan

    Moto Man Dan

    9 dagen geleden

    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

    9 dagen geleden

    It's interesting how all of the democrat-led states have the worst Covid outbreaks.

    • Allison Marie

      Allison Marie

      7 dagen geleden

      Whats interesting is how red states have been caught fudging their numbers and have since admitted it.

  • Mollie Braniff

    Mollie Braniff

    9 dagen geleden

    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

    10 dagen geleden

    More infectious less deadly though 🤣

  • 、 YM

    、 YM

    10 dagen geleden

    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

    10 dagen geleden

    People thinking their heroes for going to work and staying home. 😑 Smh

  • Gagan SiNgH Chhatwal

    Gagan SiNgH Chhatwal

    11 dagen geleden

    It affects more than 1000 people people between 2000 to 3000 are affected. So they are at high risk ynf

  • Laurance Lin

    Laurance Lin

    11 dagen geleden

    We are at war! Don’t let it get to you!

  • RM Finance

    RM Finance

    11 dagen geleden

    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 •

      10 dagen geleden

      RM Finance I heard Vitamin D3 may help

  • Sonal Saha

    Sonal Saha

    11 dagen geleden

    good job guys, kudos 🙌

  • Mata Mata

    Mata Mata

    12 dagen geleden

    Really????

  • Adam Ruiz

    Adam Ruiz

    12 dagen geleden

    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

      月映

      11 dagen geleden

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

  • DumbshitWeaboo uttp

    DumbshitWeaboo uttp

    12 dagen geleden

    But...But.....Muh tinfoil hat... :(

  • SomeoneDraws 420

    SomeoneDraws 420

    12 dagen geleden

    *why did 11k people disliked this*

    • Dorito

      Dorito

      8 dagen geleden

      Republicans and conspiracy therorists

  • TheIowachannel

    TheIowachannel

    12 dagen geleden

    Hi

  • Scooby Snacks

    Scooby Snacks

    12 dagen geleden

    No school
    He’ll yeah

  • Stonecold Parkin

    Stonecold Parkin

    12 dagen geleden

    Stop it

    • lil liz

      lil liz

      10 dagen geleden

      What?

  • Xerathiel vi Darquise

    Xerathiel vi Darquise

    12 dagen geleden

    Asymptotic transmission hasnt been verified.

  • Youssef Mootassem

    Youssef Mootassem

    13 dagen geleden

    Is it still 2-2.5 Ro?

  • Casius CBU

    Casius CBU

    13 dagen geleden

    like wildfire

  • Ankit Varshney

    Ankit Varshney

    13 dagen geleden

    You should have also talked about reinfection and immunity

    • jon ni

      jon ni

      4 dagen geleden

      :-)

  • Anna Paulinov

    Anna Paulinov

    13 dagen geleden

    320.434  death now.

    • Beta Blocker

      Beta Blocker

      12 dagen geleden

      WORLDWIDE

  • Flashstar 123

    Flashstar 123

    13 dagen geleden

    Americans: Let’s go to the beach

    • Beta Blocker

      Beta Blocker

      12 dagen geleden

      what it's like to be so gullible as to believe Vox?

  • Zac Burley

    Zac Burley

    15 dagen geleden

    The bright side viruses contain no nucleus. Those masks aren't going to save u bytheway

    • Zac Burley

      Zac Burley

      10 dagen geleden

      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

      10 dagen geleden

      Zac Burley if u cough it goes into the mask..

    • Zac Burley

      Zac Burley

      10 dagen geleden

      That's what they want u to believe germs and viruses are 2 completely different things

    • lil liz

      lil liz

      10 dagen geleden

      They will, anything helps

  • Vineux Rou

    Vineux Rou

    15 dagen geleden

    There are thousands of flu types. The antivirus is only for certain types

  • Louise Fuchs

    Louise Fuchs

    15 dagen geleden

    Nah, which sources do you have?

    • Espakuz •

      Espakuz •

      10 dagen geleden

      Louise Fuchs that should be common knowledge

  • Mr.D.

    Mr.D.

    16 dagen geleden

    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.

      14 dagen geleden

      @Lenny Mice That only thing that matters is: what is true. Is there something that is inaccurate?

    • Lenny Mice

      Lenny Mice

      14 dagen geleden

      You reek of David Icke.

  • Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe

    16 dagen geleden

    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

    dansyn96

    17 dagen geleden

    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

      Bruh

      8 dagen geleden

      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

    17 dagen geleden

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

    • Modiflied

      Modiflied

      16 dagen geleden

      Ikr

  • Yours

    Yours

    17 dagen geleden

    too bad my dad is an old touchy person

  • Create The Health Balance

    Create The Health Balance

    17 dagen geleden

    When will people learn? STAT HOME!!!

    • Bruh

      Bruh

      8 dagen geleden

      Modiflied you don’t know that you haven’t got it. You have probably spread it to 10s of 20s of people.

    • Espakuz •

      Espakuz •

      10 dagen geleden

      Modiflied lucky you!

    • Modiflied

      Modiflied

      12 dagen geleden

      @DumbshitWeaboo uttp i have been outside everyday since corona and still hasn't gotten it

    • DumbshitWeaboo uttp

      DumbshitWeaboo uttp

      12 dagen geleden

      @Modiflied Well, that's good for you?

    • Modiflied

      Modiflied

      16 dagen geleden

      Nah just because the government told me to doesnt mean i have to lool

  • LilHersh

    LilHersh

    17 dagen geleden

    How long should we stay home? 2 years?

    • lil liz

      lil liz

      10 dagen geleden

      Not 2 years

  • J K

    J K

    17 dagen geleden

    35k deaths worldwide... now we are at over 300k in mid May.

  • ShareThisFastDOTcom

    ShareThisFastDOTcom

    18 dagen geleden

    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 _

    18 dagen geleden

    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

      14 dagen geleden

      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

      Christopher Morales

      16 dagen geleden

      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

    Marlene Ontiveros

    18 dagen geleden

    Hey future students I hope you are not bored in class right now!

  • gildog

    gildog

    18 dagen geleden

    Some people now telling me covid is barely worse than flu. I'm so confused.

    • ya ma

      ya ma

      11 dagen geleden

      Who is telling you though? Scientists?

    • Ellison Lars

      Ellison Lars

      17 dagen geleden

      it is not nearly as bad as the flu

  • Chris Rodriguez

    Chris Rodriguez

    18 dagen geleden

    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

      16 dagen geleden

      vaccines

  • Jonathan Dale

    Jonathan Dale

    18 dagen geleden

    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

    18 dagen geleden

    Who else here is blow away by Vox's research & video making skill?

    💯 for this!

  • parash Gajmer

    parash Gajmer

    18 dagen geleden

    From the dawn of civilization human being have survived covid 19 = corona virus = flu

  • Christina Ginsberg

    Christina Ginsberg

    18 dagen geleden

    The coronavirus is worse not the flu 😷🤢🤮🦠🦠🧪🌡🌡🌡🧼🧼🧼

  • Janko Bogdanovic

    Janko Bogdanovic

    19 dagen geleden

    It is a flu...

  • Larry 25

    Larry 25

    19 dagen geleden

    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

  • Dmitry Granicin

    Dmitry Granicin

    19 dagen geleden

    "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 Granicin

      Dmitry Granicin

      12 dagen geleden

      @Simon Lamm No, should advise to "mind your personal space".

    • Simon Lamm

      Simon Lamm

      12 dagen geleden

      Yeah thet should use _physical_ distancing instead