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    Migraine, the most debilitating common form of headache, afflicts perhaps 18 million Americans, who collectively lose 64 million workdays a year and thus cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and lost.

    Is the usage of thus correct in the above sentance? Especially, I am suspicious of "and thus"!

    Meriam defines "thus' as follows:

    1 : in this or that manner or way
    2 : to this degree or extent : SO
    3 : because of this or that : HENCE, CONSEQUENTLY
    4 : as an example

    --Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Usage of thus

    Migraine, the most debilitating common form of headache, afflicts perhaps 18 million Americans, who collectively lose 64 million workdays a year, and thus (i.e., and so) [they] cost the nation $50 billion in medical expenses and loss.

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