|So in less than 10 months, Covid-19 deaths have reached more than five times the average number of annual flu deaths.(File photo by=Fabio Bucciarelli for The New York Times)|
[Asia News Communication = Reporter Reakkana] Covid-19 has killed more people than strokes, suicides, and car crashes typically do in a full year combined In less than 10 months,
Health experts say if Americans don't get more serious about wearing masks and avoiding careless socializing, the rate of deaths will keep soaring this fall and winter. On average, 24,166 people die each year in car crashes, according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That means at least 10 times more people have died from Covid-19 so far this year than car crashes typically do over an entire year. An average of 42,200 people died from the flu each year from 2014 through 2018, according to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
So in less than 10 months, Covid-19 deaths have reached more than five times the average number of annual flu deaths. On average, 45,439 people died by suicide from 2014 through 2018, according to CDC data. Researchers from New York University are concerned the number of suicides will be higher in 2020 due to pandemic stress. Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor at George Washington University School of Medicine, said the current daily death count "reflects the number of people who were being infected three weeks ago -- two to three weeks ago because that's the lag" between infections and deaths.