President Trump calls coronavirus less deadly than flu | Abroad


Many people, sometimes more than 100,000, die from the flu every year, despite a vaccine, he tweets. “Are we going to lock up our country? No, we learned to live with it, just like we learned to live with Covid, much less deadly in most populations !!! ”

Trump’s tweet follows more than half a day after his discharge from the hospital, where he was admitted on Friday because he was infected with the corona virus. According to the doctors, he has made progress, but further treatment is needed.

The U.S. health agency CDC estimates that in the United States, about 359,000 people died of the flu in the past decade, from 12,000 in the 2011-2012 season to 61,000 people in the 2017/2018 flu season. The coronavirus that now ravages large parts of the world has killed 215,000 people in the US. These are registered corona deaths.


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