really wish shit would go back to normal now pic.twitter.com/n8t6gwiUeL— Kollapse Kanna (@Crisprtek) March 29, 2020
#1. What about swine flu?
The 2009/2010 H1N1 pandemic has been one of the top conservative talking points this month. According to the CDC, 61 million Americans were infected with H1N1 and 12,469 died OVER THE COURSE OF ONE YEAR, which is 365 days. So far, 2,329 Americans have died of coronavirus out of 131,403 confirmed infections and 1,816 of those deaths have occurred over the last SIX DAYS.
#2. We can compare the flu and pneumonia to coronavirus deaths in New York State. This is what the last five flu seasons have been like there compared to coronavirus:
There wasn’t a single week in New York State in the 2018-2019 flu season when deaths from influenza and pneumonia exceeded 200. A year ago this week, 16 people in New York State died of the flu and 161 died of pneumonia. 965 people have died in New York State mostly in the last week. Coronavirus is severe viral pneumonia. Pneumonia is always far more deadly than influenza.
Note: A year ago this week, 3 people died of the flu and 62 died of pneumonia in Alabama. 11 people have died in Alabama so far this week from coronavirus.