From someone who doesn't understand anything about virology.... Please study before you type. There are immense correlations between the two. In fact, there are more similarities than differences.Comparing the flu to the new coronavirus is like comparing apples and oranges.
The new coronavirus has only been infecting humans for about a month while the flu has been infecting humans for more than half a year.
The flu wasn't even being reported on in its first month.
This coronavirus seems to be more infective than the flu and more deadly.