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Comparing Life-Threatening Flu and COVID-19 Illness in Kids

September 13, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Children Coughing Fever Flu Covid Germs
Presented by Health Lab

With children back in the classroom, the risk of illness rises exponentially. Flu and COVID-19 symptoms can look similar in kids – both are known to cause fever, coughing, and fatigue and prompt parents to keep children home from school. Heidi Flori, M.D., F.A.A.P., a pediatric intensivist at the University of Michigan Health C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and a member of the PICFLU and Overcoming COVID-19 Investigators team, discusses a variety of topics surrounding the flu and COVID-19 symptoms and how they look different in different children, and if vaccines are protecting children.

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