It can be confusing to try to understand the difference between COVID-19 and the flu. While both COVID-19 and the flu are viral respiratory illnesses, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is much newer than the flu. As a result, there is much less that is known about COVID-19. There is no vaccine and researchers and scientists are working around the clock to develop one. Registered Nurse and Clinical Director for the Indiana Hospital Association, Annette Handy, shares some insight into the difference between COVID-19 and the flu. She also offers advice on the best ways to protect yourself.