In the United States, mortality from COVID-19 exceeded the indicators of the 1918 pandemic: Society: World: Lenta.ru

The death toll from coronavirus in the United States has exceeded the number of victims of the Spanish flu, which broke out in 1918. Bloomberg.

It is clarified that 675 446 Americans became victims of COVID-19 in the United States. At the same time, it is believed that the Spanish flu pandemic, which lasted for two years, claimed the lives of approximately 675 thousand inhabitants. Then the causative agent of influenza was the H1N1 virus, which infected half a billion people and killed three to five percent of the world’s population (50-100 million people).

“That so many people have died, given the advances in modern medicine, is worrying,” said cardiologist Erik Topol, head of the Scripps Institute for Translational Research, adding that in 1918 there were no ventilators or vaccines. According to him, the statistics observed in the United States are much worse than they should be.

Recently, an average of 1,900 people per day have been dying from the coronavirus in the United States. This is the highest death rate since early March 2021. In total, more than 4.6 million cases worldwide have become victims of COVID-19.

Formerly scientists in the United States reported about the strain of coronavirus “iota”, which has an increased transmission and mortality rate compared to other variants. In some groups of people, its mortality rate is 82 percent higher.

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