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How many people in the U.S. died from swine flu in 2009/2010?

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A study conducted for a 2011 paper in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that from April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, "approximately 60.8 million cases (range: 43.3-89.3 million), 274,304 hospitalizations (195,086-402,719), and 12,469 deaths (8868-18,306) occurred in the United States due to pH1N1 [swine flu]." In comparison, 10 U.S. residents had died from Covid-19 as of noon on March 5, 2020. The 2011 paper explains that 87% of swine flu deaths "occurred in those under 65 years of age, with children and working adults having risks of hospitalization and death 4 to 7 times and 8 to 12 times greater, respectively, than estimates of impact due to seasonal" flus.

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