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Vice President Mike Pence has announced that the coronavirus is more lethal than the flu and we should all prepare for a lot more people to become infected.
According to The Hill:
Vice President Pence on Thursday confirmed that the coronavirus is more lethal than the flu and predicted that the United States can expect “thousands of more cases.”
NBC News’s Savannah Guthrie asked Pence during an appearance on “Today” to confirm that “this is much more lethal than the seasonal flu.”
“It is, Savannah,” Pence responded.
Pence added that global data indicates the virus is a “threat of very serious consequences” for senior citizens with underlying health conditions but not for younger Americans, “particularly children under the age of 15.”
Pence would not elaborate on the number he believes will be infected, instead of leaving it to the experts to opine.
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