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New York City’s spring coronavirus outbreak was roughly as deadly as the 1918 flu pandemic that killed 50 million people – Business Insider Australia

The coronavirus outbreak that ravaged New York during the spring, leaving bodies piled in refrigerated trucks, has largely ended there. In taking stock of the damage, researchers have found that those few months were roughly as deadly for the city as the peak…



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  • The coronavirus outbreak in New York City brought nearly as many excess deaths as the peak of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic.
  • During the spring COVID-19 outbreak, deaths from all causes in the city were more than four times higher than the prior year.
  • During the Spanish flu, all-cause deaths nearly tripled in New York City.
  • That means that even after 102 years of technological and medicinal advances, the coronavirus was not much less deadly than the p…

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