Rachael Rettner

If there was any doubt that the new coronavirus isn’t just “a bad flu,” a new paper lays that myth to rest. The study authors found that in the U.S. there were 20 times more deaths per week from COVID-19 than from the flu in the deadliest week of an average influenza season.

“Although officials may say that SARS-CoV-2 [the virus that causes COVID-19] is ‘just another flu,’ this is not true,” the authors, from Harvard Medical School and Emory University

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