How many people die from the flu each year?

Published December 30, 2020


Prevention interviewed Mark Hicar about how many people actually dies from the flu each year. It’s difficult to compare flu deaths with those of COVID-19, which are actual documented deaths, says Hicar. In fact, COVID-19 deaths are being tracked by confirmed cases, “but there are still going to be numbers of unconfirmed cases so the deaths from COVID-19 are probably higher then what is being reported,” Hicar says. 








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