With extreme lock down and social distancing, how many in USA have died from flu vs COVID19 this year? 100K for COVID19 as of today?
We need to compare apples to apples. Average 50K deaths from flu every year. But with current extreme lock down and social distancing, I can only guess number of deaths from flu is significantly less, but I don't have the statistics. Who can provide?
- AmyLv 74 months ago
The CDC estimate is 24,000 - 62,000. Flu season was pretty much over before quarantines started in the USA, so don't expect much reduction.
Any number for either disease will be a rough estimate. People die of "flu-like illness" without getting tested for which particular disease it was. Or cause of death is recorded as a pre-existing lung condition rather than the latest infection.
So all we can really say is that covid19 has already killed many more people than the flu did in its entire season, and it's just getting started.
- A.J.Lv 74 months ago
This "comparison" has been shot down so many times it's strange to keep seeing it.
Covid-19 has moved up to the #1 cause of death in the USA.
It's 3 times the transmissibility and averages over 10x deadlier.
The actions done ALSO reduced seasonal flu and improved the environment for a while. Auto accidents and crime rates are down. Shootings are down.
The seasonal flu deaths are without the measures to contain the virus, and aren't over only a couple of months. We crossed 100,000 deaths, and not over it yet.
Of 585,033 Cases which had an outcome:
483,290 (83%) Recovered / Discharged 101,743 (17%) Deaths