COVID-19 & Influenza


Activity Overview:
Many comparisons have been made between the current COVID-19 Pandemic and Influenza. This course provides an overview of the infectious agents responsible for these two diseases, as well as, highlighting the similarities and differences. It is dangerous to accept comparisons where none exists, this lecture is meant to provide some background and allow you to better put things into perspective as will learn more and work your way through this worldwide crisis.

Activity release date:  05/12/2021
Expiration Date:  05/12/2024
Estimated Time to Complete: 1.0 Hour(s)
Total Credits Earned For All Courses: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Faculty: Donald Voltz, M.D.

Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Focus 1: Understand and be able to describe the differences and similarities between the etiologic agent for influenza and COVID-19.
  • Focus 2: Compare and contrast the similarities between influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Pandemics.
  • Focus 3: Understand the symptoms of Influenza and COVID-19 and how these are not enough to reliably exclude or diagnosis either disease.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Medical Academy and Ala Carte CME. Medical Academy is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.