Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the U.S.

February 25, 2021 ☼ flucovid-19pandemic

Source: MPR News

Link: Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the U.S.

Experts say that measures put in place to fend off the coronavirus — mask wearing, social distancing and virtual schooling — were a big factor in preventing a “twindemic” of flu and COVID-19. A push to get more people vaccinated against flu probably helped, too, as did fewer people traveling, they say.

Very interesting. The article points to a supposition, still only musings, that perhaps COVID is somehow shoving influenza aside. But it’s more likely that the measures we’ve taken to slow the spread of COVID have put influenza on hold.