COVID-19 vs. Flu Deaths by Age, Is COVID Really Worse?

I dig into some more CDC data, looking at the relation between flu and COVID-19 deaths by age. Is COVID-19 more infectious or dangerous to babies? Children? Adults? The elderly? Are more people of a certain age group dying from COVID-19 than from the flu?

The punch line is that COVID-19 is showing only slightly more deaths for the elderly. That’s it. Overall, both infections affect age groups the same.


Here is the data looked at.

Flu deaths by age

COVD-19 deaths by age

COVID-19 data calculations used to make the graph

Here is where I got the data:

Originally published on Hive

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