Every Picture Tells A Story - Flu and COVID-19 Are Not the Same

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There is a persistent belief that COVID-19 is "like seasonal flu." While there are similarities, the clinical course is very different.

The UK's National Health Service has ICNARC or the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre which is able to compile data on the utilization of intensive care and the demographics of the patients. (Despite the US spending well over $6 billion for electronic health records we cannot provide similar data) You can find their entire report here. Compare columns 2 and 3. For all the similarities you might identify, COVID-19 has a much different clinical course on a different group of susceptible patients.