How we are counting Covid deaths www.westernjournal.com/dr-birx-govt-counting-death-anyone-coronavirus-covid-19-death-regardless-conditions/
Let’s take a strong flu year. 2017.
The CDC estimates there were 45,000,000 cases of the flu cnsnews.com/article/international/michael-w-chapman/cdc-estimate-45-million-flu-cases-61000-flu-associated
Population of the US in 2017 = 325,000,000 www.populationpyramid.net/united-states-of-america/2017/
So 13.8% of the population had the flu
There were 2,800,000 deaths in 2017 www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/deaths.htm
So assuming the flu was distributed among those who died as it was through the general population, and we count flu deaths like we count Covid deaths:
386,000 Americans died from the flu in 2017