- Sep 4, 2017
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- Camarillo, CA
flu season just started, and isnt over until spring.Last flu season, 66.4 out of every 100,000 people were hospitalized with the flu in the United States. Compare that to 174.8 out of every 100,000 people who have been hospitalized due to COVID-19 so far, per the CDC.
The case fatality rate (CFR), meaning the proportion of deaths from a disease compared to the total number of people diagnosed with the disease, is about 0.1% for the flu and could be about 0.5% for COVID-19—which is to say its CFR is potentially five times higher than the flu, according to a May 2020 article published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Except season flu has now disappeared. We call it Covid now.