The COVID-19 pandemic has a much higher mortality rate than influenza.
Almost 1 billion people suffer from the flu every year worldwide, and 290,000 to 650,000 of these people die from flu-related causes every year. From January 2020 to November 2020, 1,465,919 death cases have been reported worldwide due to COVID-19. The mortality rate of COVID-19 is substantially higher (possibly ten times or more) than that of most strains of the flu, according to John Hopkins University. Many news outlets have confirmed this.
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a lot of potentially dangerous misinformation. For reliable advice on COVID-19 including symptoms, prevention and available treatment, please refer to the World Health Organisation or your national healthcare authority.