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Charles Ornstein

Deputy managing editor at ProPublica

Charles Ornstein is a deputy managing editor at ProPublica.

Coronavirus (left) and recreated 1918 influenza virions (right) (Images: CSIRO/Wikimedia)

This coronavirus is unlike anything in our lifetime, and we have to stop comparing it to the flu

Longtime health reporter Charles Ornstein doesn't trust the public health experts comparing COVID-19 to a simple seasonal flu. Here’s why.