Influenza Death Rates – Mother Jones

Influenza Death Rates – Mother Jones

Here’s something unexpected that I ran across by accident. Despite the fact that Black people have lower flu vaccination rates and higher hospitalization rates compared to white people, their death rate is consistently lower:

This is a huge contrast with COVID-19, which the CDC estimates is nearly three times more deadly for Black people compared to white people:

I wonder what accounts for this huge difference?


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