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Facts & Stats About Colds & Flus in the US

  • 5% to 20%  Percent of the U.S. population that will get the flu, on average, each year
  • 200,000 Americans are hospitalized each year because of problems with the colds and flu
  • 8,200 to 20,000 Americans die every year from flu-related illness
  • $10 billion+ per year is spent on hospitalization and outpatient doctor visits from the Flu alone
A man lies in bed feeling ill and wondering what the difference is between cold and flu symptoms!

What is the Difference Between a Cold and Flu?

When winter is about to arrive, the outside temperature will surely drop a lot, and many of us could catch a cold, or worse, the flu. But you may wonder, isn’t the flu and a cold the same thing? Well, no, but then what is the difference between a cold and flu? The medium in which they travel from person to person is indeed the air, and they also have some similar symptoms, but they are two very different things. 

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