I know I'm getting into your archives with this article, but THANK YOU for pointing out the 2018 study that relates flu to heart attacks. This is a huge data point that goes unnoticed quite often. It makes me want to do what I can to avoid the flu completely!


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Interesting that you look at the fact that flu deaths are estimated by a model as a reason to think they are underestimated; this reminds of https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/comparing-covid-19-deaths-to-flu-deaths-is-like-comparing-apples-to-oranges/, which argues that since flu deaths come from models, they are overestimated (vs more rigorously counted covid deaths).

I don't know which is right, but curious what your take on that would be.

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