"CDC estimates that influenza was associated with more than 35.5 million illnesses, more than 16.5 million medical visits, 490,600 hospitalizations, and 34,200 deaths during the 2018–2019 influenza season". These numbers are from the USA alone.
Flu kills. It kills children, the elderly with underlying complications, the imunocompromised and such. That's why vaccination is so important.
Also, there's a difference between mortality rate and total deaths.
You're baiting quite nicely, though.