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Coronavirus death rate may be as bad – or worse – than for Spanish flu pandemic

The death rate from Covid-19 could be as severe as – or worse than – that of the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic, new research based on data from the initial outbreak in China suggests.During the influenza outbreak over a century ago, some 500 million people – or a third of the world population at the time – were infected in about two years. Death toll estimates range from 10 million people to over 50 million.By comparison, the new coronavirus, which causes the disease Covid-19, has so far infected…

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