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UWC’s Professor Burtram Fielding Cautions Comparing Coronavirus to Flu

Author: Institutional Advancement

Professor Burtram Fielding from the University of the Western Cape was a guest on eNCA to discuss US President Donald Trump’s views of COVID-19.


(Published - 8 October 2020)

United States President Donald Trump returned to the White House this week after being discharged from hospital following contracting coronavirus. His doctors said he is on the mend but is not out of the woods yet. Speaking on eNCA, UWC Director of Research Professor Burtram Fielding, shared his views on President Trump comparing coronavirus to flu. “We must be very careful when we make those kinds of statements. Because, yes, up to now the figures for this and flu look very similar. They spread more or less the same way and the molecular biology, the way they are behaving in the body seem very, very similar, but they are different viruses”.

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