Flu jab 2020: How to tell if you have flu or coronavirus as winter flu season kicks off 

“We also have good antiviral drugs that can be used to limit complications, and even preventively to protect against household spread.

“Unfortunately, with coronavirus, we do not have any of these things yet.”

“We are already seeing a huge upsurge in people with minor respiratory symptoms – children being sent home from school with coughs and colds, parents being asked to self-isolate because of their children.

“When the flu season sets in, usually after Christmas, it will be even harder to tell the difference between flu and coronavirus.