The United States reported as many Covid-19 deaths as it reported during the Spanish flu. The number of Covid-19 deaths in the U.S. is now 6,75,000.
Covid-19 As Deadly As The 1918-19 Flu For The Americans
In 1918 and 1919, the American population was one-third of what it is today. The Spanish flu swept away a larger proportion of the population as compared to the Covid-19 flu. But considering the scientific advancements in the years, we can say that Covid-19 is equally deadly.
The knowledge also increased in these years, and so the virus now could have been handled well. Despite the advantage of an available vaccine, we are not able to control the infection surge.
Dr. Howard Markel from the University of Michigan said he is very disappointed by the response of the American people and the leaders towards the vaccine.
A large portion of the American population is eligible for vaccination, but the vaccination rates are lower than expected.
It is less likely that the Coronavirus will completely disappear. Like the Spanish flu, it will only become mild. And will be less deadly as human immunity strengthens through vaccination.
Scientists believe that the Covid-19 will always stay among humans. It will be a seasonal bug if human immunity builds up by vaccination and repeated infection. This process will take a long time. Biologist Rustom Antia foresees an optimistic scenario and says it will be as mild as getting cold in a few years.
The highly contagious Delta variant is all over the United States now. The Delta Variant is responsible for the surge in the number of Covid-19 infections.
The number of deaths per day in the United States is as high as 1,900 on average. It is more than it was in March.
The total tally is 6,75,000 cases as of Monday. Johns Hopkins University reported these numbers. The real numbers are expected to be higher.
The influential model of the University of Washington shows that the peak will rise in the coming winters. They believe that the United States will report the overall toll as 7,76,000. The model shows that the country will receive an additional 1,00,000 deaths by Covid-19.
The Spanish flu was responsible for 50 million deaths worldwide. The covid-19 death toll also stands tall with 4.6 million deaths so far Globally.
Scientists believe that the Covid-19 virus will only fall weak if human immunity can build against it over time. Vaccination and infected survivors are the only possible way to mutate the virus so that it weakens.
If all goes well according to the plan, the small children will get mild symptoms that will train their imm5une system to act against it. These children will carry the immune response memory even when they are old. It will eventually reduce the danger of the Covid-19 and will weaken the virus.
Anita predicts that everybody will get the infection, but what matters is if it will be mild or severe. The vaccinated teens now have a strong immune system to fight the Covid-19 virus and may probably get mild symptoms if infected.
The Spanish flu of 1918-19 is considered the deadliest disease in human history. If Covid-19 will surpass that flu is still unclear.