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NYC coronavirus deaths ‘comparable’ to 1918 flu pandemic, researchers say – Fox News

While excess deaths during the peak of the 1918 flu in NYC exceeded those in the first two months of the city’s COVID-19 pandemic, a new study said the figures were “comparable.”

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The first two months of the city’s COVID-19 pandemic were comparable to the number of deaths during the peak of the 1918 flu in New York City, according to a new study.
Researchers specifically examined New York City, comparing all-cause mortality during the peak of the 1918 flu to the earlier months of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the city suffered the most.
“What we want people to know is that this has 1918 potential,” lead author Dr. Jeremy Faust told CNBC. “This is not something to just shr…

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