In New York City’s coronavirus surge, a frightening echo of the 1918 flu
Updated as of Aug 14 09:11 AM
The 1918 influenza pandemic is the deadliest in modern history, claiming an estimated 50 million lives worldwide, including 675,000 in the United States. By some measures, the toll of the COVID-19 surge in New York City this spring resembled that of the 1918 flu pandemic.
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