“Flu more deadly for U.S. seniors than coronavirus, say doctors,” by Alicia Lasek, McKnight’s LTC News
“The coronavirus currently plaguing China and spreading global fears has been particularly deadly for elderly people with pre-existing health conditions. Yet it is not nearly as menacing as seasonal flu, physician specialists recently told Kaiser Health News. Influenza rarely gets the sort of attention that 2019 Novel Coronavirus is getting, even though it kills more Americans each year than any other virus, the doctors pointed out. Familiarity breeds indifference, one physician reminded the news outlet.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
A veritable “Chinese menu” of awful ways to die.