More Than 1,000 In US Die In A Single Day From COVID-19, More Than Doubling The Worst Daily Death Toll Of The Flu

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The U.S. topped 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day for the first time Wednesday, a daily death toll more than double that of two of America’s most deadly illness – the flu.

Death counts from the virus have been very hard to keep up to date, but the Johns Hopkins coronavirus database – whose sources include the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the European CDC and the National Health Commission of China – shows that the U.S. hit 968 cases Tuesday, 1,040 cases Wednesday and 958 deaths on Thursday. Since the virus’ first appearance in the U.S. in late January, 6,098 people have died and more than 24515,000 have been infected.

There is a lot of talk about how the COVID-19 virus is not as as serious as the flu, or has not killed nearly as many people as the flu. What one has to understand, is the flu has affected far more people than COVID-19 has and there is also a lot more data on the flu vs. COVID. However, the 2017-2018 flu season was the worst on record in the United States, killing an average of 383 per day – CDC figures show.

While health officials say COVID-19 is considered a flash medical event in that it is unlikely to maintain its deadly hold for more than three or four months, the death toll numbers will rise significantly. The U.S. Government has stated that death tolls could reach over 200k in the United States.

It also raises questions about COVID-19’s possible deadly effects over time. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, has cautioned that the virus could become a recurring event, much like the flu. He said that the U.S. needs to get ready for the next cycle, which could possibly occur in the fall of 2020.

Dr. Fauci – White House


Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, emphasized the need to continue developing a vaccine and test it quickly so it will be available “for that next cycle.”

Health experts say the future of the coronavirus depends on such factors as whether humans develop increasing immunity to it and whether an effective vaccine is developed. If neither occurs, the virus will likely continue to circulate and establish itself as a common respiratory virus like the flu.

The CDC estimates that the flu has resulted in 9 million to 45 million illnesses, 140,000 to 810,000 hospitalizations and 12,000 to 61,000 deaths annually since 2010.

The only way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is having all American’s stay home. Many state governors have implemented strict stay-at-home orders for the entire month of April, however, some state governors have not implemented such orders. If one must go into public, for food, essential work, etc., stay protected. Wear gloves, a face mask and wash your hands thoroughly often. Do not touch your face.

Together, American’s can slow the spread of the virus, but it must be a communal act.

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay protected.