Demystifying Medicine Video

Since COVID has been one of the hottest topics in 2020, it is common for there to be many myths and false claims about the disease. Misinformation has been going around downplaying the coronavirus and saying that it is the same thing as the flu. Therefore, the goal of this video will be to educate you about the differences and similarities between these COVID-19 and the flu. 

If you would like to know more about COVID-19 please check out this playlist

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  • Alexandra Marques, Armin Sariaslani, and Emilyanne Stocks
     Similarities and Differences between Flu and COVID-19. (2020). Retrieved 30 October 2020, from
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    Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Similarities and differences with influenza. (2020). Retrieved 30 October 2020, from
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  • Eisenberg. J. (2020). R0: How Scientists Quantify the Intensity of an Outbreak Like Coronavirus and Its Pandemic Potential. School of Public Health. Retrieved from
  • John Hopkins University of Medicine. (n.d.). MORTALITY ANALYSES OF COVID-19.
  • Liu, Y., Gayle, A. A., Wilder-Smith, A., & Rocklöv, J. (2020). The reproductive number of COVID-19 is higher compared to SARS coronavirus. Journal of travel medicine. Retrieved from
  • Lyu, W., & Wehby, G. (2020). Community Use Of Face Masks And COVID-19: Evidence From A Natural Experiment Of State Mandates In The US. Health Affairs, 39(8), 1419-1425. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2020.00818
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