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How Many Americans Died From Spanish Flu And How Did The Pandemic End?

The COVID-19 death toll in the U.S. has reached 676,000, surpassing the number of Americans who died from the Spanish flu epidemic from 1918-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Until now, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) had considered the influenza epidemic to be the worst pandemic in modern history. Some 500 million people, around a quarter of the world's population at the time, contracted the virus. It was named after the country where it first came to prominence. Spain was hard hit by the virus and, as a result of it having no media blackout during wartime, the disease became associated with the country. Globally, the influenza killed some 10 percent of those who contracted it.
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