CDC has been lying for decades. They starting exaggerating flu deaths because the flu vaccine manufacturers were going to stop making the vaccines because no one was getting flu shots. By including deaths from all form of pneumonia and other respiratory diseases, they constructed a "model" and that's how they generate their fear mongering numbers. Their rationale for it is to make sure there are resources available in case the world sees another real threat like the 1918 Spanish Flu. Excellent goal but questionable tactics.
The CDC reported that 80,000 died from the flu in the 2017-18 flu season: https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/26/health/flu-deaths-2017--2018-cdc-bn/index.html Where were the calls for the public to be forced to get flu shots?
The UK is also in on the fear mongering game by claiming a number 150X greater. https://www.bmj.com/content/361/bmj.k2795/rr-6
Well crap. You just proved us all wrong and nailed it. You know 0 people who died from flu but know a few friends parents who died from covid. That's a slam dunk sir. I humbly retract any and everything I said. Covid is obviously turrible according to your scientific statistics and large sample size.