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Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 2 months ago

Is it true that corona virus has now killed more than 5 percent as many people as the flu virus has this season I the U.S.?

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  • 2 months ago
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    The CDC estimates that at the present time anywhere from 20,000 to 70000 people have died this year from the common flu in the United States. Coronavirus estimates of death in the United States has just passed 1500 people. 

    So, depending on what number you want to use from the flu death at the matian, you could say that coronavirus has killed anywhere from 2% to 7%  the number of flu deaths.

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  • 2 months ago

    Why would the Chinese President ring your own President to offer advice, if this illness wasn't serious.  Just because your country is run by an ignorant racist man, who doesn't take covoid-19 seriously, does not mean that many thousands of Americans aren't going to die of it.

    You had better start isolating and keeping a distance of over 6 foot from anyone you don't live with.  If not to protect yourself, to stop you from passing it to other's.  Would you live with yourself, knowing that you may have indirectly killed someone, due to selfishness?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No.   As it is an ongoing happening now disease, one needs only to check the daily updates to know how many are sick.  The U.S. has tested .1% of the population so no figures can be derived from that.    Iceland has tested close to 30% of its population so a more accurate picture can be drawn.   It is about 3 % so chances are good that it will be the same in the U.S.

    . Because they too are humans.

    • Green Brick
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      2 months agoReport

      However it will probably be a higher percentage in the US, as your President doesn't take the virus seriously enough.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Absolutely true.  I bet it reaches 50% or more.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes that’s true, and that gap will likely close.  Coronavirus deaths might even exceed flu deaths this year, but are unlikely to exceed top year flu deaths.  Time will tell.  

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  • 2 months ago

    Who cares ?

    The fact is that there IS a flu vaccine, so people cannot readily infect others with it, but there is NONE for Covid 19, which means that people who have it and don't yet have symptoms CAN and ARE infecting many others.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    I know it has killed more then the flu by percentage of patients.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes that’s true.  Coronavirus deaths are approaching 1,300.   Flu deaths are at about 22,000 at present.  

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    • brother_in_magic
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      2 months agoReport

      Comparing numbers right now are comparing apples and oranges. If Covid became as common as regular flu it would far exceed the flu in death. That is why it needs to be contained.

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