With 8,000-Plus Deaths in US Alone, Flu Far Deadlier Than Coronavirus

“While much of the world is focused on the coronavirus outbreak, influenza continues to take its toll in the United States, where an estimated 15 million people have been infected and 8,200 have died from the disease so far this flu season.

While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said those numbers aren't unusually high, they're far higher than the 4,583 cases of coronavirus and 106 deaths confirmed worldwide as of Tuesday morning. Five people have been stricken with coronavirus in the U.S. and no deaths have been reported.

Overall, the World Health Organization estimates that the flu kills up to 650,000 people per year worldwide.”

Jan Wesner Childs reports for the Weather Channel January 28, 2020.