coronavirus_cdc-750x422-1COVID-19 is a lot more deadly than the flu, concludes a study by the University of Washington.

The study’s results also project a grim future if the US doesn’t put up a strong fight against the spread of the virus.

The national rate of death among people infected with the novel coronavirus – SARS-CoV-2 – that causes COVID-19 and who show symptoms is 1.3%, the study found. The comparable rate of death for the seasonal flu is 0.1%.

“COVID-19 infection is deadlier than flu – we can put that debate to rest,” said study author Anirban Basu, professor of health economics and Stergachis Family endowed director of the CHOICE Institute at the UW School of Pharmacy…..more

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