researchers at Washington University concluded that COVID-19 is much more deadly than the flu. If the US and other countries will not begin the decisive struggle with the coronavirus, the number of deaths could reach catastrophic values. Article researchers published in the journal Health Affairs.

Experts have found that the mortality rate in the U.S. among patients COVID-19 and having symptoms is 1.3 percent, while the figure for seasonal flu at 0.1 percent. These statistics are based on data on incidence and deaths are infected with coronavirus, in 116 districts in 33 States.

the Researchers predict that if by the end of 2020, the US will be infected with as many people as during the flu epidemic in 2018-2019 (35.5 million people), from COVID-19 will die almost 500 thousand people. While the new coronavirus is more contagious than the flu virus. According to the most optimistic forecast for the year positive will be 20 percent of the U.S. population, and the number of deaths can reach from 350 thousand to 1.2 million.

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Jennifer Alvarez is an investigative journalist and is a correspondent for European Union. She is based in Zurich in Switzerland and her field of work include covering human rights violations which take place in the various countries in and outside Europe. She also reports about the political situation in European Union. She has worked with some reputed companies in Europe and is currently contributing to USA News as a freelance journalist. As someone who has a Masters’ degree in Human Rights she also delivers lectures on Intercultural Management to students of Human Rights. She is also an authority on the Arab world politics and their diversity.