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By the Numbers

OBODY HAD EVER SEEN COVID-19 BEFORE IT surfaced in December 2019. So for context, it was often compared to a symptomatically similar disease we know well: the seasonal flu, which infects many people each year but kills only about 0.1% of them on average. It’s alarming, then, that as of March 17, COVID-19 has killed about 4% of the nearly 200,000 people who

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