CDC expects flu season to be worse than last year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans that this year's flu season could be the worst in years.

News 12 Staff

Oct 24, 2021, 9:25 PM

Updated 902 days ago

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans that this year's flu season could be the worst in years.
Doctors say that as a population, immunity to the flu is lower due to a lower number of cases last year amid the pandemic.
The CDC is urging Americans to get the flu shot as a result, as coronavirus had caused preventative measures to be put in place. Mask mandates and constant disinfecting became part of everyday life and many Americans were working from home - making it less likely to be infected by not just COVID-19, but the flu.
As more COVID-19 measures are being relaxed, doctors hope that hospitals aren't hit by a "twindemic."
A survey released earlier this week by the National Association of Infectious Diseases showed that only 50% of Americans plan on getting the flu shot.


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