The arrival of the autumn and winter months signals many things, including the flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), flu activity peaks between December and February. It is likely that the flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 will spread in both autumn and winter.
The flu vaccine is your best chance to prevent the disease, and it's more important than ever this year. The CDC currently recommends an annual flu vaccine for anyone over 6 months of age.
In addition to getting your vaccine, there are some other ways to protect yourself during this flu season. Avoid close contact with people who are ill and stay home when you are ill. It is important to continue good hygiene by covering coughs and sneezes and washing your hands. Safety measures had a positive effect on influenza cases earlier this year, and they will continue to be crucial as we enter the flu season.
Getting your flu condition
If you are unsure about getting a flu vaccine, here are some reasons why it is especially important among pandemics:
- Reduces the risk of getting both viruses at the same time – Fighting at the same time Influenza and COVID-19 infections can be much worse than fighting alone. No one knows what to expect until it happens – and then it's too late.
- Eliminates symptom confusion between flu and COVID-19 – You are less likely to get flu symptoms such as fever, cough and body aches . These are symptoms that can be confused with COVID-19.
- Reduces the burden on the medical system – Influenza and COVID-19 are both respiratory diseases, so they rely on some of the same life-saving hospital equipment.
If you are worried about staying healthy this flu season, please consult your doctor.
As expected during the pandemic, any cough, sneeze or tickle in the throat can cause you anxiety. Many symptoms of colds, flu and COVID-19 are similar – making it difficult to distinguish between them. Different viruses cause each of these diseases, which means that there are different symptoms.
- COVID-19— The three most common symptoms to consider are fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. Check out the infographic below for additional symptoms.
- Flu – If you feel good one day and miserable the next day, it could be the flu. Common symptoms include cough, fatigue, fever or chills, headache, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, vomiting and diarrhea.
- Cold – The most important thing is that you do not get a fever with a cold. Symptoms of the common cold usually appear gradually and may begin with a sore throat or irritated sinuses.
An important difference between the diseases is a symptom of COVID-19 – shortness of breath. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor. The only way to confirm your illness is to get tested.
Diabetes affects over 30 million Americans – and the number is increasing every day. Although type 1 diabetes cannot be prevented, you can take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes – the most common type.
- Eat healthy. Get lots of fiber and whole grains and understand how the food you eat affects your blood sugar.
- Be more active. Aim for at least 30 minutes of exercise daily and try to use both aerobic exercise and resistance training.
- Lose extra weight and keep it away. If you are overweight or obese, weight control can be an important part of diabetes prevention.
One in three American adults is at risk for type 2 diabetes, but almost 85% do not know they have it. Take control now during the American diabetes month and see your doctor to test your blood sugar.
We all here at CoverLink wish you continued health and safety this year!