Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2021-09-20 16:35:17 –
The COVID-19 pandemic killed about as many people as they died in the 1918 Spanish flu.
According to Johns Hopkins, more than 675,000 Americans have died of COVID-19.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Spanish flu killed “about 675,000” people in the United States
The death toll is expected to only increase as COVID-19 continues to surge in the United States.
Prior to COVID-19, the CDC stated that the 1918 influenza pandemic was “the most serious pandemic in recent history.”
Ending the COVID-19 pandemic means that it varies from person to person. Most medical professionals believe that COVID-19 will take hold, but it’s less serious.
“I hope you feel like you have a cold, but there is no guarantee.” Emory University biologist Rustom Antia told The Associated Press.
A similar scenario ended the Spanish flu pandemic. The H1N1 influenza virus is still prevalent today, but it is less severe due to vaccines and innate immunity.