via Associated Press
CORONAVIRUS – Covid-19 has now killed more Americans than the spanish flu in 1918-19, according to data published this Monday, September 20 by Johns Hopkins University, which is the reference in the matter.
However, according to historians and the Centers for the Prevention and Control of Diseases, the main health agency for United States, the Spanish flu has killed at least 50 million people worldwide, including 675,000 in the United States.
The Spanish flu, at least in absolute terms, therefore lost its title of the most serious pandemic in the country’s recent history on Monday. Proportionally, the impact is less important the American population having tripled in the meantime.
Unlike the Covid-19, this pandemic had been particularly deadly in age groups believed to be in good health, including those under 5 and people aged 20 to 40.
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