Is the Corona Virus More Serious Than Seasonal Influenza?: A Look at the Data
4 Pages Posted: 23 Mar 2020
Date Written: March 21, 2020
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
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