Three Things To Know About This Year’s Flu
The number of flu deaths outnumbers COVID-19 deaths by about 10,000: 11. Keep in mind that the flu season began in October, whereas the COVID-19 outbreak began in January.
The deaths and hospitalizations of children aged 4 and under has been record breaking. This season’s flu has seen the highest hospitalization rates for children since the CDC began reporting in 2004. At least 136 children have died – that’s the most since the 2009 H1N1 (swine flu) pandemic.
Therapeutics can help soften symptoms of this year’s flu: “Almost all (>99%) of the influenza viruses tested this season are susceptible to the four FDA-approved influenza antiviral medications recommended for use in the U.S. this season,” according to the CDC.
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2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19)