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Roland99

(53,342 posts)
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:15 PM Mar 2020

Death rate comparison- H1N1 vs Covid-19




If anyone's still wondering why we weren't this concerned with the H1N1 pandemic, here's a comparison of confirmed (laboratory tested & presumed positive) deaths in the US between the H1N1 pandemic & COVID-19:


Pretty stark as to now important physical distancing and testing really is
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Death rate comparison- H1N1 vs Covid-19 (Original Post) Roland99 Mar 2020 OP
Plus we had a functioning government. gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #1
Also, we had vaccine in 6 months getting it under control by the fall season in 2009 wishstar Mar 2020 #2
But the H1N1 caused 12,469 total deaths in the US. El Supremo Mar 2020 #3
Well Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2020 #4
over its year-long span. We're *one month* since 1st Covid-19 death (nearly 25% of H1N1 fatalities) Roland99 Mar 2020 #5

wishstar

(5,283 posts)
2. Also, we had vaccine in 6 months getting it under control by the fall season in 2009
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:22 PM
Mar 2020

despite all the hoopla today about Johnson & Johnson's billion$ deal to make vaccine, projected rollout to public is still at least a year away.

El Supremo

(20,365 posts)
3. But the H1N1 caused 12,469 total deaths in the US.
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:26 PM
Mar 2020

As estimated by the CDC. We are nowhere near that... yet.

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,530 posts)
4. Well
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:30 PM
Mar 2020

Trump has set the bar for a "good outcome" for COVID19 as 100K.

Also, as has been noted, that figure was for an entire year (and somewhat in line with normal flu deaths)

Roland99

(53,342 posts)
5. over its year-long span. We're *one month* since 1st Covid-19 death (nearly 25% of H1N1 fatalities)
Mon Mar 30, 2020, 04:44 PM
Mar 2020
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