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Rich Leyshon2-Nov-20 23:26
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W Balboos, GHB2-Nov-20 8:39
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Well - admittedly, most people with the flu/cold dilemma don't go having themselves tested for precisely which one it is.

But the differences between the two are pretty easily enumerated (CDC)[^]

Now, once upon a time, dying from the flu was basically "death by natural causes" - certainly in my grandmother's generation this was true.

But your declaration - that the flu is something you get "once or twice in a lifetime" - on what basis do you make that declaration. You clearly do the alphabet soup (H3N2, H1N1, and there are others) and that should indicate to you that the flu live in variations and thus degrees of severity. Hell - there are currently, and have been for quite a while, other forms of COVID going around . . . typically mistaken for a cold.

The virulence of the flu varies a good deal on the sub-type[^]. The most common bad-actor subtypes are of the type A flu strains. Type B generally doesn't cause as much grief. Type C, comparatively uncommon, was also described as very mild.

Your experience with a couple of the bad ones, and sever reactions at that - by no means indicates that all the other flu cases were probably colds. Recheck the symptom chart: most people can tell how they fell lousy.

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