How America lost one million people

Comparisons to the impact of the flu, which overwhelmingly kills older people, do not hold up either. Covid has killed at least eight times as many people as the flu and pneumonia do in a comparable timespan, according to Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of public health at the University of California, Irvine. “If I die of Covid today, my death is borrowed against future deaths,” Noymer said. “But the point is, it may be borrowed 10 years in advance.”