Coronavirus Has Killed More Americans than 5 Recent U.S. Military Conflicts

On Tuesday, Republican President Donald Trump claimed that coronavirus is less deadly than the flu. Though the flu kills tens of thousands of Americans each year, COVID-19 has killed more Americans in 2020 than the approximately 178,000 Americans killed by flu over the last six years.

Fewer Children Vaccinated Due to Stay-At-Home Ahead of 2020 Flu Season

Public health officials in California on Tuesday expressed concern that decreased vaccinations among children prompted by stay-at-home orders could pose additional risks to health and place added strain on health care systems that are already overworked amid the pandemic.

Less Than Half of the U.S. Got a Flu Shot in 2019, Prompting Major Concerns

Less than half of U.S. residents received a flu vaccine in 2019, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield, which has prompted major concerns for the upcoming fall season, as the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout the country.

Fauci Urges Americans to Get Flu Shot

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, getting the shot will "blunt" the flu's affect, the top infectious disease expert and White House coronavirus task force member has said.