- The novel coronavirus has killed more 210,000 people in the US in eight months, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- That’s an average of more than 867 US deaths a day from Covid-19 since the first known death on February 6.
- The flu killed an estimated 24,000 to 62,000 people in the US during the last flu season, from October 1, 2019 to April 4, 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- If 62,000 people died in that time frame, an average of more than 331 people died from the flu each day — less than half the average daily death toll from coronavirus.
Coronavirus is much more contagious than the flu
Coronavirus can be spread for many days without symptoms
You can get a flu vaccine but not a coronavirus vaccine