The US is counting everyone who dies “with” Covid as someone who died from Covid. What would the flu numbers be if we counted it the same?

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by Playaguy

How we are counting Covid deaths

Let’s take a strong flu year. 2017.

The CDC estimates there were 45,000,000 cases of the flu

Population of the US in 2017 = 325,000,000

So 13.8% of the population had the flu

There were 2,800,000 deaths in 2017

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



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