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By Dr. Peter Barkett
Kaiser Permanente Washington 

Understand the differences between the common cold, flu and COVID-19


Last updated 10/6/2020 at 12:52pm

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Dr. Peter Barkett

Understanding the differences between the common cold, the flu and COVID-19 can be challenging, as they share many symptoms that can be confusing to many people who may wonder what steps they should take to protect their health.

Dr. Peter Barkett of Kaiser Permanente Washington notes that although these three diseases share common symptoms, they have distinctive differences the public should become familiar with, especially during the coronavirus pandemic. When in doubt whether you have a cold, the flu or COVID-19, Dr. Barkett advises that you contact your health care provider to see if me...

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