“The new coronavirus (i.e. COVID-19) has some people in the United States worried. As of February 18th, 2020, there are more than 70,000 confirmed cases in China right now. The outbreak is serious, but if you’re living in the United States, the odds are that the regular flu is a much more serious risk to your health than the coronavirus. The CDC reported that in the 2017-2018 year, that there were over 60,000 influenza/flu associated deaths in the United States alone. On February 18th, 2020 coronavirus fatalities peaked at 1,875 in Asia alone with one death outside of Asia so far.”
Check out more information by following these links:
- DataFlash: Telling the Real Coronavirus Story with Data
- Consumer Health Minute: Coronavirus Information
Shin, Nancy. “DataFlash: Telling the Real Coronavirus Story with Data.” Dragonfly: The Blog of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Pacific Northwest Region, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region, 25 Feb. 22020, news.nnlm.gov/pnr/dataflash-telling-the-real-coronavirus-story-with-data/.