COVID-19 or the flu: What’s the difference? Dr. Coule explains

COVID-19 and the flu are both contagious respiratory illnesses with similar symptoms. So, with flu season overlapping with the COVID-19 pandemic, this could make things tricky when distinguishing the two conditions.

In this video, Augusta University Health’s Chief Medical Office Dr. Phillip Coule explains what you need to know about the flu and COVID-19.

Learn how AU Health has partnered with CVS/Caremark for employee flu vaccine clinics, and view our COVID-19 resource page for the latest information on the coronavirus.

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Danielle Harris is Senior Media Relations Coordinator at Augusta University. Contact her to schedule an interview on this topic or with one of our experts at 706-721-7511 or

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