More Americans may die from coronavirus than from every war in US history

How mitigation efforts may reduce serious hospitalizations (source: Imperial College London)
  • Under the best-case scenario of a 0.4% infection fatality ratio, there may be more fatalities in the US, about 350,000, than the total number of US military fatalities in every conflict from the Revolutionary War to World War I.
  • Under the middle-range estimate of a 0.9% infection fatality ratio, the number of deaths, about 800,000. would be greater than the number of deaths from the Civil War, about 500,000, which was the US military conflict with the highest number of casualties, exceeding even the death toll of about 400,000 from World War II.
  • Under the worst-case scenario of a 1.4% infection fatality ratio, the number of US coronavirus deaths, about 1.25 million, would be greater than the total number of combatant fatalities from every major US military conflict from the last 245 years, which is about 1.15 million.

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Former USAF and Boeing engineer and creator of aviation safety and security site AirSafe.com.

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