Monday, September 20, 2021

The US death toll from Covid-19 just surpassed that of the 1918 flu pandemic

Wow!  This comes as a surprise: 

(CNN)Despite all the scientific and medical advances of the past 103 years, the Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918 flu pandemic did. 

More than 675,000 people in the United States have died from Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. That surpasses the estimated US death toll from the deadliest pandemic of the 20th century.
"If you would have talked to me in 2019, I would have said I'd be surprised," said epidemiologist Stephen Kissler of the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.
    "But if you talked to me in probably April or May 2020, I would say I would not be surprised we'd hit this point."

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