Study: COVID-19 projected to be one of deadliest events in US history

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A recent study predicted COVID-19 could be the fifth deadliest event in U.S. history. recently launched a study and daily tracker on coronavirus versus other causes of death, which showed COVID-19 was the leading cause of death in the U.S. as of Wednesday and is projected to be either the fifth or 10th deadliest event in U.S. history.

Michigan has the third highest COVID-19 deaths in the country at 1,076 as of Thursday afternoon, most of which are near the Detroit area.

The tracker uses White House projections and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

From March 1 to April 6,COVID-19 was the seventh leading cause of death in America (10,680) behind heart disease, cancer, accidents, bronchitis, stroke, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and influenza.

Deadliest events in U.S. history:

  1. American Civil War: 750,000 deaths (1861-1865)
  2. HIV/AIDS: 700,000 (1981 to present)
  3. H1N1: 675,000 (1918)
  4. World War II: 405,000 (1941-1945)
  5. COVID-19: 240,000 (Upper White House estimate from March 31)
  6. Yellow fever: 125,000 (1600s-early 1900s)
  7. H2N2: 116,000 (1957-1958)
  8. World War II: 405,000 (1941-1945)
  9. H3N2/Avian flu: 100,000 (1968)
  10. COVID-19: 100,000 (Lower White House estimate from March 31)

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