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We’ve Crushed The Flu This Year​

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YURI KADOBNOV/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
As awful as the Covid-19 pandemic is, it’s given us at least one benefit: we’ve utterly crushed the flu virus.
That’s right–the flu has almost completely disappeared this year. A combination of social distancing, closed schools and businesses, dramatically reduced travel, and high flu vaccination rates has achieved something that most flu experts never thought possible.

Flu levels are so low, in fact, that one has to wonder if the flu will even come back next year. The levels now are far lower than we’ve ever seen in modern history. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Chart showing number of flu cases per week, 2020-21.

Influenza cases reported to the CDC by US public health laboratories, 2020-2021 season, through Feb. ... [+] GRAPH CREATED BY THE AUTHOR FROM PUBLIC DATA. DATA FROM THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
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As you can see here, the very worst week had just 24 confirmed cases in the entire U.S. That is truly astonishing. And in 2021 so far, we’ve had 5 or fewer cases in the entire country each week. Basically, the flu is gone. To see how dramatic this is, let’s look at data from last year (the winter of 2019-2020), which was a typical flu season:
Flu cases by week during the 2019-2020 flu season.

Flu cases in the U.S. during the winter of 2019-2020, a typical recent flu season. Data from the ... [+] GRAPH CREATED BY THE AUTHOR. DATA FROM THE US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
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As you can see here, the U.S. had about 3,000 cases per week in January and February of 2020, with a peak at nearly 4,000 cases.
The rate of influenza this year is over 100 times lower than it’s ever been. Why did this happen? It’s obvious: all of the precautions we’re taking to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have worked wonders to prevent the flu as well. In fact, they’ve worked far better for influenza than for the Covid-19 virus.
No one knows what the flu season will look like next year, but for now, at least we’ve won a clear victory against the influenza virus. That’s a bit of good news.
 

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Mar 8, 2021,07:30am EST|1,399 views

We’ve Crushed The Flu This Year​

Steven Salzberg
Contributor
Healthcare
two women in masks

YURI KADOBNOV/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
As awful as the Covid-19 pandemic is, it’s given us at least one benefit: we’ve utterly crushed the flu virus.
That’s right–the flu has almost completely disappeared this year. A combination of social distancing, closed schools and businesses, dramatically reduced travel, and high flu vaccination rates has achieved something that most flu experts never thought possible.

Flu levels are so low, in fact, that one has to wonder if the flu will even come back next year. The levels now are far lower than we’ve ever seen in modern history. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Chart showing number of flu cases per week, 2020-21.

Influenza cases reported to the CDC by US public health laboratories, 2020-2021 season, through Feb. ... [+] GRAPH CREATED BY THE AUTHOR FROM PUBLIC DATA. DATA FROM THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
PROMOTED



As you can see here, the very worst week had just 24 confirmed cases in the entire U.S. That is truly astonishing. And in 2021 so far, we’ve had 5 or fewer cases in the entire country each week. Basically, the flu is gone. To see how dramatic this is, let’s look at data from last year (the winter of 2019-2020), which was a typical flu season:
Flu cases by week during the 2019-2020 flu season.

Flu cases in the U.S. during the winter of 2019-2020, a typical recent flu season. Data from the ... [+] GRAPH CREATED BY THE AUTHOR. DATA FROM THE US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
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As you can see here, the U.S. had about 3,000 cases per week in January and February of 2020, with a peak at nearly 4,000 cases.
The rate of influenza this year is over 100 times lower than it’s ever been. Why did this happen? It’s obvious: all of the precautions we’re taking to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have worked wonders to prevent the flu as well. In fact, they’ve worked far better for influenza than for the Covid-19 virus.
No one knows what the flu season will look like next year, but for now, at least we’ve won a clear victory against the influenza virus. That’s a bit of good news.
LMAO- when you count all flu cases as corona to help sell a scare pandemic- flu cases tend to disappear. Counter many other deaths as corona if you've been out of the loop- anything they could get away with. Funny had fewer total deaths in 2020 than 2019....AND we had a so called pandemic- don't drink the kool aid
 

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LMAO- when you count all flu cases as corona to help sell a scare pandemic- flu cases tend to disappear. Counter many other deaths as corona if you've been out of the loop- anything they could get away with. Funny had fewer total deaths in 2020 than 2019....AND we had a so called pandemic- don't drink the kool aid
The first question I had was covid test sensitivity. I don’t know the answer.
 

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Mar 8, 2021,07:30am EST|1,399 views

We’ve Crushed The Flu This Year​

Steven Salzberg
Contributor
Healthcare
two women in masks

YURI KADOBNOV/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES
As awful as the Covid-19 pandemic is, it’s given us at least one benefit: we’ve utterly crushed the flu virus.
That’s right–the flu has almost completely disappeared this year. A combination of social distancing, closed schools and businesses, dramatically reduced travel, and high flu vaccination rates has achieved something that most flu experts never thought possible.

Flu levels are so low, in fact, that one has to wonder if the flu will even come back next year. The levels now are far lower than we’ve ever seen in modern history. Let’s take a look at the numbers.
Chart showing number of flu cases per week, 2020-21.

Influenza cases reported to the CDC by US public health laboratories, 2020-2021 season, through Feb. ... [+] GRAPH CREATED BY THE AUTHOR FROM PUBLIC DATA. DATA FROM THE U.S. CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
PROMOTED



As you can see here, the very worst week had just 24 confirmed cases in the entire U.S. That is truly astonishing. And in 2021 so far, we’ve had 5 or fewer cases in the entire country each week. Basically, the flu is gone. To see how dramatic this is, let’s look at data from last year (the winter of 2019-2020), which was a typical flu season:
Flu cases by week during the 2019-2020 flu season.

Flu cases in the U.S. during the winter of 2019-2020, a typical recent flu season. Data from the ... [+] GRAPH CREATED BY THE AUTHOR. DATA FROM THE US CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION.
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As you can see here, the U.S. had about 3,000 cases per week in January and February of 2020, with a peak at nearly 4,000 cases.
The rate of influenza this year is over 100 times lower than it’s ever been. Why did this happen? It’s obvious: all of the precautions we’re taking to reduce the spread of Covid-19 have worked wonders to prevent the flu as well. In fact, they’ve worked far better for influenza than for the Covid-19 virus.
No one knows what the flu season will look like next year, but for now, at least we’ve won a clear victory against the influenza virus. That’s a bit of good news.
We've also seen the same thing happen with RSV. We've known that hygeine and PPE work to protect aganst all kinds of stuff for quite some time. We've just never seen a nationwide action before.
 

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We've also seen the same thing happen with RSV. We've known that hygeine and PPE work to protect aganst all kinds of stuff for quite some time. We've just never seen a nationwide action before.
PPE works great when used appropriately I’m sure.

Why is it that the flu is down in areas where people haven’t really worn masks?
 

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We've also seen the same thing happen with RSV. We've known that hygeine and PPE work to protect aganst all kinds of stuff for quite some time. We've just never seen a nationwide action before.
You're ate up truly. It's almost like you're a propagandist for corrupt govt scaring and then taking away liberties. Yes or no the govt made a bill that said hospitals get more money if they classify deaths of any kind as covid. Yes or no Without the BS.

People like you out there no wonder we are ruled by the communist left-Friggin grow a pair already.
 
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You're ate up truly. It's almost like you're a propagandist for corrupt govt scaring and then taking away liberties. Yes or no the govt made a bill that said hospitals get more money if they classify deaths of any kind as covid. Yes or no Without the BS.

People like you out there no wonder we are ruled by the communist left-Friggin grow a pair already.


You and your usual straw man fallacies. What a dick.
 
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Bc of many of the sheep that post against me
And bow down to corrupt vile media and govt- people suffer- live with yourselves. Friggin sad that the people you suck up to care zero about anyone- they just cause misery - you're complicit and enable them. Again live with that

 

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You're ate up truly. It's almost like you're a propagandist for corrupt govt scaring and then taking away liberties. Yes or no the govt made a bill that said hospitals get more money if they classify deaths of any kind as covid. Yes or no Without the BS.

People like you out there no wonder we are ruled by the communist left-Friggin grow a pair already.
I didn't think bologna could fart...
 

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Smart Marines- take away media propaganda pushing the untested serum would be 90 plus percent refusing the unneeded gene therapy
 

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Who's reporting areas that "really haven't worn masks?"
What you mean not everyone wears the virtue signaling obedient nasty reused bandana diapers? Not everyone pollutes the Earth with the virtue signalling disposable face diaper blue masks? LMAO I swear there's only about 100 people in the USA still believe all this drama Plandemic BS and 10 of those are on this board- truly amazing
 

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What you mean not everyone wears the virtue signaling obedient nasty reused bandana diapers? Not everyone pollutes the Earth with the virtue signalling disposable face diaper blue masks? LMAO I swear there's only about 100 people in the USA still believe all this drama Plandemic BS and 10 of those are on this board- truly amazing

 

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Heck "all viruses can break through" the "phizer barrier" - it's COVID sars specific and weaken your antibodies against all other viruses- y'all guys wanting to take them will have to get vaccinated for everything in the future- which is exactly what they want$$$$$

 

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Have you been to rural Oklahoma? Nobody wears them. And this is coming from libs, cons, and people like me.
Do you think it is possible that rural Oklahoma is benefiting from people not in rural Oklahoma wearing masks and not spreading the flu?
 

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Has nothing related to what you replied to....
And medic showing his true colors "liking" a left wing loons post yes? Bet y'all wear Yalls face diapers driving down the highway by yourselves lol. Bet y'all are male Karen's when people don't wear the fear diapers in places y'all are at yes?
 

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Has nothing related to what you replied to....
And medic showing his true colors "liking" a left wing loons post yes? Bet y'all wear Yalls face diapers driving down the highway by yourselves lol. Bet y'all are male Karen's when people don't wear the fear diapers in places y'all are at yes?
For the sake of your sanity, please logoff.
 

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Do you think it is possible that mask effectiveness is overstated and social distancing effectiveness is understated?

You have to be really bad at reading to’ve not come to this conclusion the first time you went to buy masks and read the warning label.
 

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Dr Moron (who the sheep on here still listen to)

 

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