January 25, 2021
“We’ve never been inundated with cases of flu like we have with COVID-19. There’s really no comparison,” said Dr. Aisha Terry, an emergency physician and associate professor of emergency medicine and health policy at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
A comparison of weekly hospitalizations using data from Johns Hopkins and influenza data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that COVID-19 hospitalizations are often five to 10 times greater than those for the flu.
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