Clicks572

Where have all the flu deaths gone?

It's early to confirm, due to a 2-wk lag in the data, but it looks like reported flu deaths in the US started to drop sharply (below any other year) at the same time that Covid19 deaths began to be reported.
Pattfm
Mark 7:8
For leaving the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, the washing of pots and of cups: and many other things you do like to these. Mark 7:4...
mystic
Well to answer your questions: social distancing washing hands, etc, is very effective against the normal flu as well. So you will find a very sharp decrease in those numbers.
If we are able to hold on to those habits, influenza death-rate could be cut in 4 next year.
Pattfm
Mark 7:4
And when they come from the market, unless they be washed, they eat not: and many other things there are that have been delivered to them to observe, the washings of cups and of pots, and of brazen vessels, and of beds.
Pattfm
Effects of the 'hand washing'

1. "flu deaths in the US started to drop sharply (below any other year) at the same time that
2. Covid19 deaths began to be reported."
Novella Nurney
You mean it just could be the flu , the seasonal flu that mutates every year, since time immemorial? That every flu associated death is now defacto COV19 . Well, at least I've been noticing that trend to.
Dr Bobus
In 2019 there were c. 2,200,000 deaths from natural causes in the US, an average of more than 6000 every day.