Coronavirus Is Deadlier Than the Flu

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Just in case you’re curious, it’s true that the mortality rate of the COVID-19 virus is about 2 percent so far. However, it’s not true that this is the same mortality rate as the flu. In the United States, here’s the CDC’s estimate:

This comes to about 0.13 percent, a small fraction of the COVID-19 mortality rate. But be careful, get vaccinated, and wash your hands anyway.

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