According to the CDC, 61,000 people died in the 2017/2018 flu season.
This is the upper limit of “bad flu seasons.” There hasn’t been a flu season in over 40 years as bad as the 2017/2018 flu season. Let us set aside for a moment that nothing about the coronavirus is like the flu (it is a different kind of virus to which we have no immunity, there isn’t a vaccine available, only 24,000 people died of the flu this year, deaths aren’t distributed evenly across the country over the course of a year, it hasn’t peaked in winter, coronavirus kills by pulverizing the respiratory system because it is a version of SARS, it attacks the immune system and hospitalizes the young and causes nerve damage and heart attacks, it has different symptoms and a different clinical course, etc.) and look solely at deaths.
49,737 people have died of coronavirus since the beginning of March. There are currently 743,107 confirmed active cases. Of those confirmed infections, 14,994 are currently in serious or critical condition. If 11,000 out of those 743,107 people end up dying (this doesn’t include all those who will get infected and die from it in the future), then it is officially and inarguably worse than the flu. 61,000 deaths is the point after which our patience with Flu Truthism should run out because the argument ceases to be plausible.