8 reasons COVID-19 is worse than flu: study

Findings in US veterans show that, for older men at least, outcomes are significantly worse than with seasonal influenza

US researchers have come up with a plethora of statistics that debunk beliefs COVID-19 is no more severe than seasonal influenza. 

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They used admission and outcome data for more than 3600 people (94% men, mean age 69) who were admitted to veterans' hospitals for COVID-19 between 1 February and 17 June 2020.

Results were compared with those for nearly 12,700 veterans (95% male, mean age 70) admitted to the same hospital system for seasonal influenza between