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19. 1918....57......68......
Wed Jul 1, 2020, 04:26 PM
Jul 2020

none of those were "regular old flu" either. Thoese were all novel strains that caused pandemic flus.

a regular flu season with a common strain of H1 or H3 might kill 50k people with somewhere on the order of 50-100 million infections.

That's with 0 effort to mitigate expect for a mildly effective flu shot. No social distancing, masks, attention to hand hygiene, ect.

...and killed that many is less than 6 months! samnsara Jul 2020 #1
Excellent point. See my edit. Thanks. nt Atticus Jul 2020 #14
even "plain old flu" can be deadly flyingfysh Jul 2020 #2
I actually thought of starting my post with "in the past 100 years", but deemed it Atticus Jul 2020 #12
I read up on this TheFarseer Jul 2020 #3
Also, the official flu numbers are always adjusted for estimated uncounted deaths... blitzen Jul 2020 #6
Actually I think you were right with '68/69 HockeyMom Jul 2020 #7
Wish I could find a table that listed deaths per year TheFarseer Jul 2020 #10
Quick search HockeyMom Jul 2020 #15
And that was with way more primitive treatments GulfCoast66 Jul 2020 #17
One problem is that flu has a season. marie999 Jul 2020 #4
Don't hold your breath malaise Jul 2020 #5
My Mom never caught that flu from me HockeyMom Jul 2020 #8
We need to hammer that home malaise Jul 2020 #9
we're only halfway through the year, I expect it may be 200-250K+ by November (n/t) Spider Jerusalem Jul 2020 #11
1918 flu killed 650K by the time it was all over. Initech Jul 2020 #13
In An Era Where We Can ID The Virus! ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #16
Of course a 100 years of republican stupidity has not helped or the incompetence of POTUS. madinmaryland Jul 2020 #18
Fair! (nt) ProfessorGAC Jul 2020 #20
Covid-19 will top 500k in the US IMO Amishman Jul 2020 #21
1918....57......68...... BGBD Jul 2020 #19
What percentage of COVID survivors are going to have life-long health issues? Quiet_Dem_Mom Jul 2020 #22
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