New Delhi, March 26 (IANSlife) Senior citizens have higher chances of succumbing to the novel Coronavirus due to their lower immunity system.
As the pandemic spreads like wild here, the elderly should take extra precautions at home, besides refraining from steeping out of their houses. Dr Vivek Chandel, Wellness Manager at Fazlani Natures Nest, lists down the difference between coronavirus (CoV) and cold and flu and some preventive measures for them to combat the deadly virus.
CoV Versus Cold and flu
Cold Flu COVID-19
Incubation period 1-3 days 1-4 days
Onset of symptoms Gradual Abrupt Gradual
Typical illness duration 7-10 days 3-7 days
Severity of symptoms Gradual onset of symptoms Abrupt onset of symptoms
Mild to severe
Fever Rare Common Common
Cough Mild Dry cough
Aches and pains Common Common
Runny or stuffy nose Common Sometimes
Diarrhoea No Sometimes