the flu probably did 7 000 dead this year in France. Other respiratory viruses, like covid-19 but not only, were able to generate a few thousand additional deaths. But it is wrong to say that the coronavirus killed 30 000 people during a historic epidemic. What is historical, it is the bankruptcy of health policy that has managed to kill more people this year than all the seasonal respiratory viruses combined !
While the flu averages 10 000 dead every year, we hardly heard about it this year. And if we had classified coronavirus a majority of people with influenza ? This angry question will fuel many debates. As a matter of fact, we are currently unable to tell the difference between flu and coronavirus deaths this year !
Is the anxiety-provoking media treatment with the daily death tally really justified ? Containment, draconian measure, is it based on exceptional mortality ? Not at all : INSEE figures show that winter mortality does not exceed that of previous years…