Coronavirus has spared American children while the flu has killed 144 so far this season – as many as died all last season

While American children have been mostly spared as the coronavirus outbreak has spread across the nation, they’ve not been so lucky when it comes to the flu.

As of Monday afternoon, of the more than 4,100 coroanvirus cases confirmed in the US, a very small percentage is children. Of the 71 deaths, none have been among children.

But of the 22,000 have died of the flu so far this season, 144 have been children, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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