Comparing excess deaths in New York during COVID-19 with 1918 influenza pandemic

What The Study Did: Excess deaths in New York during the peak of the 1918 influenza pandemic were compared with those during the initial period of the COVID-19 outbreak in this study.

Authors: Jeremy S. Faust, M.D., M.S., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.

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(doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.17527)

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