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Mullane: No, you won't die of Coronavirus. Probably.

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Coronavirus gets the attention, but you‘re more likely to die of the garden variety flu.

There are six things more likely to kill you by spring, and none are the coronavirus.

You wouldn’t know it by the panicky headlines and chilling images from China, where the virus has spread like manure in Iowa, but corona is a highly unlikely health threat.

This year you are more likely to die in a car crash, a heart attack, a slip in the shower, a fall at home, or from watching the Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union address (seath from boredom).

Meanwhile, the regular old flu, which a lot of us attempt to prevent with a flu shot each year, has already killed 10,000 Americans since the influenza season began in October. The flu is just getting started. By Easter, another 51,000 Americans will be dead or dying, and nearly 1 million will have been hospitalized.

Those 61,000 dead from the flu........

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