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Monday, May 11, 2020

COVID-19 versus Flu

You see a lot of nonsense on the web about COVID-19 and the seasonal flu. If you can read a graph, the image below ought to scare the crap out of you.

Graph: Deaths per week for pneumonia, flu, and COVID-19

The image comes from one of Erin Bromage's blog posts. He is a trained and experienced infectious disease professor, so he is worth reading. In fact, his post on how SARS-CoV2 (a/k/a coronavirus) can spread in a community has gone viral because he is knowledgeable and writes clearly and thoughtfully.

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