More Americans lost to Covid-19 than 1918 flu pandemic


A sign near the US Senate subway reminds people to observe social distancing, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, in May 2020. Despite a century of medical advances, more Americans have now died from Covid-19 than the number who succumbed to the 1918 flu pandemic, according to new data. – EPA pic, September 21, 2021.

DESPITE a century of medical advances, more Americans have now died from Covid-19 than the number who succumbed to the 1918 flu pandemic, according to new data.

The latest grim milestone comes as the country is experiencing a fourth-wave driven by the highly contagious Delta variant, with low vaccination uptake in many regions the main cause of death.


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