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CDC says 56,000 people died in US from common flu in 2012-13

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/flu-season-2017-2018.htm

Here is the irrefutable proof that the Covid19 outbreak is not as bad as the common influenza in terms of mortality. Cairnsnews has been told by numerous medical staff at hospitals that the published death rates attributed to Coronavirus are inaccurate. A nurse who works at a large city hospital in Queensland said nearly every death is reported as having Coronavirus present but the virus did not cause the death. Doctors simply recorded the deaths as being from Coronavirus.

Similar to Italy whose Chief Scientist pleaded with the fake news to publish the truth. He said 88 per cent of hospital deaths were from an underlying, existing cause but had Coronavirus present in their systems and these patients died with Covid 19, just 12 per cent died from it.

From the US Centre for Disease Control:

While flu deaths in children are reported to CDC, flu deaths in adults are not nationally notifiable. In order to monitor influenza related deaths in all age groups, CDC tracks pneumonia and influenza (P&I)-attributed deaths through the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) Mortality Reporting System. This system tracks the proportion of death certificates processed that list pneumonia or influenza as the underlying or contributing cause of death. This system provides an overall indication of whether flu-associated deaths are elevated, but does not provide an exact number of how many people died from flu.

During the 2017-2018 season, the percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza (P&I) was at or above the epidemic threshold for 16 consecutive weeks. During the past five seasons, the average number of weeks this indicator was above threshold was 11 (range of 7 to 15 weeks). Nationally, mortality attributed to P&I exceeded 10.0% for four consecutive weeks, peaking at 10.8% during the week ending January 20, 2018.

As it does for the numbers of flu cases, doctor’s visits and hospitalizations, CDC also estimates deaths in the United States using mathematical modeling. CDC estimates that from 2010-2011 to 2013-2014, influenza-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of 12,000 (during 2011-2012) to a high of 56,000 (during 2012-2013). Death certificate data and weekly influenza virus surveillance information was used to estimate how many flu-related deaths occurred among people whose underlying cause of death on their death certificate included respiratory or circulatory causes. For more information, see Estimating Seasonal Influenza-Associated Deaths in the United States and CDC’s Disease Burden of Influenza page.

For more information, see Overview of Influenza Surveillance in the United States, “Mortality Surveillance.”