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Colds and flu

Question
Posted by: Stef | 2020/04/09

Q.

No comparative figures in regards to deaths form flu for 2019 to 2020

Morning, why do we not see any comparative figures between this month and say the last 3 years March of people who died of the flu. This will help in our understanding of the current urgency to keep safe

Expert's Reply

A.

Flu expert
- 2020/04/20

Hi Stef

Good question. There are more people dying of the flu each year than the corona virus, no one is disputing this. The danger of the corona virus is that it is much more contagious than the flu virus and so, when it spreads, and too many people get seriously ill from the corona virus at the same time, the hospitals will be completely overwhelmed, for example what has happened in Italy, and more people will die, because they will not be able to have the treatment they need (for example ICU care). Good luck and stay safe!

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