Flu Deaths Usually Over-estimated

Figures on flu deaths are misleading, usually too high, CDC says

Flu deaths have ranged from 3,300 to 50,000 from 1976 to 2007. The average is around 23,000 deaths, instead of the 36,000 deaths that is proclaimed.

In those 30 years, 90% of flu deaths occurred at the age of 65 and older. 1% of deaths occurred in people under 19.

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