HEALTH: COVID Wiped Out Seasonal Flu


The CDC says flu vaccines, mask-wearing and social distancing has led to a less severe flu season.

The CDC says flu vaccines, mask-wearing and social distancing has led to a less severe flu season.

TeeRoy's 2 Cents:

  • Last year saw the highest number of flu vaccines administered in a single season.
  • The flu is also much less contagious than COVID-19, so social distancing has definitely helped.
  • A typical flu season would have devastated hospitals.

Our fight against COVID-19 has been a struggle and is still far from over, but the measures we've taken to prevent catching and spreading the virus have resulted in a near eradication of the seasonal flu.

New data released by the CDC shows a stunning drop in the number of flu infections. Researchers say there were just over 1000 flu cases reported between September 29th and December 28th. The same period in 2019 saw a reported 65,000 cases.

Experts credit high vaccination rates along with social distancing, mask-wearing and hand-washing for the prevention of the flu virus. (USA Today)