Covid-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.
JUST IN: Covid-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic. https://t.co/yKuiB2Hskp
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 20, 2021
From NBC News:
The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal swath through the country.
The 1918-19 influenza pandemic killed 50 million victims globally at a time when the world had one-quarter the population it does now. Global deaths from Covid-19 now stand at more than 4.6 million.
Winter may bring a new surge, with the University of Washington’s influential model projecting an additional 100,000 or so Americans will die of Covid-19 by Jan. 1, which would bring the overall U.S. toll to 776,000.
Read the full report here.
(CNN) Despite all the scientific and medical advances of the past 103 years, the Covid-19 pandemic has now killed more Americans than the 1918 flu pandemic did.https://t.co/2tJ4HIEq0j
— Ram Ramgopal (@RamCNN) September 20, 2021