Coronavirus outbreak in US could be deadlier than any flu season since 1967: report
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The ongoing coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has already proven to be deadly, claiming more than 60,000 deaths as of Thursday. But as the death toll continues to rise, the likelihood that the novel coronavirus could prove deadlier than any flu outbreak in the U.S. since the late 1960s is increasing alongside it.
Already, the coronavirus death toll is inching closer to that of the 2017-2018 flu season, which killed more than 61,000 Americans, the worst flu season in recent years.
But according to a recent Reuters tally, the coronavirus outbreak could be deadlier than the 1967 flu season, which claimed roughly 100,000 lives in the U.S. Only deadlier was the flu season of 1957, which killed about 116,000 people, according to …continued .
[Source: Fox News]