Ease flu symptoms at home this winter

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Home remedies for the flu can help reduce the effects and encourage a sick person to get more rest. Anza Valley Outlook/Courtesy photo
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza, also known as the flu, and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection by a new coronavirus, and the flu is caused by infection by influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be difficult to tell the difference based on symptoms alone. Testing may be needed to help confirm an accurate diagnosis. Both COVID-19 and flu can have varying degrees of signs and symptoms, ranging from none to severe. Common symptoms that COVID-19 and flu share include: fever or feeling feverish/chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; sore throat; runny or stuffy nose; muscle pain or
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