Last night Facebook removed President Trump’s post that downplayed the dangers of COVID 19 pandemic, a day after he left a hospital while recovering from the virus. Twitter “censored” a similar tweet from President Trump, leaving it online, but placing it behind a note saying “the tweet violated the company’s rules about spreading misleading information.”
At his post, president said:
“Many people every year, sometimes over 100,000, and despite the Vaccine, die from the Flu. Are we going to close down our Country? No, we have learned to live with it, just like we are learning to live with Covid, in most populations far less lethal!!!”
More than 216,000 Americans have died of COVID-19 this year, more than in the past five flu seasons combined. – Click HERE and HERE to get the official statistics – . The annual flu death total has been between 12,000 and 61,000 since 2010, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates. – Click HERE to get the official statistics from CDC- The last time that U.S. flu deaths hit an estimated 100,000 was in 1968, during the H3N2 virus.
Here what we found from CDC about H3N2 Virus of 1968
“The 1968 pandemic was caused by an influenza A (H3N2) virus comprised of two genes from an avian influenza A virus, including a new H3 hemagglutinin, but also contained the N2 neuraminidase from the 1957 H2N2 virus. It was first noted in the United States in September 1968. The estimated number of deaths was 1 million worldwide and about 100,000 in the United States. Most excess deaths were in people 65 years and older. The H3N2 virus continues to circulate worldwide as a seasonal influenza A virus. Seasonal H3N2 viruses, which are associated with severe illness in older people, undergo regular antigenic drift.” Click HERE for the Article