Is the Corona Virus More Serious Than Seasonal Influenza?: A Look at the Data

4 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2020

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Robert W. McGee

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting

Date Written: March 21, 2020

Abstract

This paper compares current deaths in the United States due to the Corona virus with those caused by seasonal influenza. The study found that seasonal flu has killed 15 to 21 times as many people as the Corona virus in the first 10 weeks of 2020.

Keywords: Corona virus, COVID-19, Wuhan Virus, cost-benefit analysis

JEL Classification: D61, I11, I18, I19, F68, G18, G28, L38

Suggested Citation

McGee, Robert W., Is the Corona Virus More Serious Than Seasonal Influenza?: A Look at the Data (March 21, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3558751 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3558751

Robert W. McGee (Contact Author)

Fayetteville State University - Department of Accounting ( email )

Fayetteville, NC 28301
United States

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