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Deaths during the coronavirus surge in New York City recall the peak of the 1918 flu pandemic

August 14, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what's considered the deadliest pandemic to date -- the flu pandemic of 1918.

(CNN)A new study finds that deaths in New York City in the early part of the Covid-19 pandemic were comparable to deaths in the city at the peak of what's considered the deadliest pandemic to date -- the flu pandemic of 1918.

"The big takeaway is that when we compare what happened, we find that the magnitude of change in deaths -- like how big a shock to the system this is -- these pandemics are very similar," said study co-author Dr. Jeremy Faust, an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is an instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Faust said by comparing the first two months of the pandemic in New York to the worst two months of the pandemic in New York 100 years ago, the Covid-19 period had over 70% as many deaths per capita.

Barry, who was not involved in the new study, said from other indicators he thinks its clear that the 1918 pandemic was "considerably more virulent" than the Covid-19 pandemic, at least for the country.

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