COVID-19 Myths Part 2
The flu takes lives each year, but the fact that we have a vaccine and more awareness about the virus makes it a more understandable illness.
However, while the flu and COVID-19 both cause respiratory illness, they are different.
While most people with COVID-19 develop mild or uncomplicated illness, WHO reports that about 14 percent of people infected will develop severe disease and need to be hospitalized, with 5 percent ending up in an intensive care unit.
Myth 3: It's an inside job, the government and scientists are hiding information
Distrust of institutions of authority, such as WHO and CDC, at this time can be problematic, said Hirsch.
“One of our coping strategies has to be to turn to the people who have the best ability to understand at least the scientific aspect of this, and get their insights to be able to prepare properly and take care of ourselves and our country,”