1/ Unhysterical U.S. mortality data comparison: Relative to pediatric 2020 C19 deaths, 2019-20 seasonal flu deaths were ~2X greater, & 2009-10 “swine flu” deaths ~3.5X greater
2/ C19 2020 data ref: data.cdc.gov/NCHS/Provision…; age range, 0-17 years old
3/ Seasonal flu 2019-20 ref: gis.cdc.gov/GRASP/Fluview/…; age range 0-17. “A total of 188 influenza-associated pediatric deaths occurring during the 2019-2020 season have been reported to CDC.”
4/ H1N1 2009-10 “swine flu” ref: academic.oup.com/cid/article/52…; age range, 0-17 years old

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