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Here’s How Coronavirus Actually Stacks Up Against The Flu

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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed more than 200,000 American lives, and has taken more than 1 million worldwide. States across the country have shut down their economies, locked down businesses and many Americans continue to work from home in an effort to prevent the spread of the deadly virus.

President Donald Trump inspired backlash when he tweeted a comparison of the seasonal flu to coronavirus following his discharge from Walter Reed Medical Center, where he was treated for COVID-19.