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An article from the New York Daily News details how the U.S. is currently on the verge of surpassing the death toll from the 1918 Spanish Flu with the COVID-19 pandemic. In the “next day or two”, side-by-side numbers show COVID-related U.S. deaths at 673,763, according to Johns Hopkins University data released on Sunday.

A total of just over 675,000 people died in the U.S. from the deadly flu over a century ago. One in every 150 people in the country died during that time; compared to one in every 500 during the COVID pandemic. Vince Coakley talks about a relative who had the virus and visited with an unvaccinated friend who’s still recovering. And why people should think twice about why they’re not vaccinated.