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Old 04-08-2020, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Remington001 View Post
I'd be willing to bet the flu numbers are slightly under reported. Reason is the ones in the extreme late stages of life. No need for testing.
Id bet they are way over reported.
They include pneumonias, influenza, a ILI....influenza like illnesses....a catch all.

Only 1 /3 of those, are actually positive flu. But all lumped as deaths by influenza. The reason is because that's not a number to be used to argue influenza vs. Covid-19 , it's a number used to record deaths by seasonal respiratory illnesses.

if we weren't aware of it and testing for it, many covid-19 deaths would be classified as influenza deaths as well. But, we are.