Monday, November 3, 2014

Colds, Flu, and Germs Explained

As much as I love winter, I don't love the onset of cold and flu season. How do colds and flu get passed from one person to the next? A new TED-Ed lesson titled How Do Germs Spread has some answers for us. The video is embedded below.

What is the difference between having a cold and having the flu? Explania has the answer in the video below.

What is ‘flu? - Explania

So how is a cold or flu passed from person to person and what exactly is it doing to your body? NPR answers those questions in the following animated video.

The Obligatory Fall Sick Song offers a fun reminder about getting rest, eating vitamins, and washing your hands.