More U.S. citizens have now died as a result of the Corona pandemic than from Spanish flu. According to a Johns Hopkins University count, more than 675,700 died in the U.S. in connection with Corona infection. The Spanish flu, which raged between 1918 and 1919, took the lives of 675,000 people in the U.S., according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Thus, at least in absolute numbers, Spanish flu lost its title as the most serious pandemic in recent U.S. history. Worldwide, Spanish flu killed at least 50 million people, according to historians.
Unlike the coronavirus, the Spanish flu often ended fatally, especially for young people – people under the age of five or between 20 and 40 were particularly frequently affected.
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