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US Covid death toll surpasses that of 1918 flu pandemic

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US Covid death toll surpasses that of 1918 flu pandemic

The coronavirus is now the deadliest pandemic in US history, surpassing the death toll of the 1918 flu outbreak.

Over 675,000 people have died from Covid-19 since the pandemic took hold in 2020, with 55% of the population now fully vaccinated against the virus.

In 1918, the population was about a third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut much deeper through the nation.

The Covid-19 pandemic, however, is a colossal crisis by any measure, with the White House initially forecasting 100,000 to 240,000 deaths.

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