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The flu season that isn’t – Axios

The drastic drop in infections gives the U.S. health care system welcome respite

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Thanks largely to social distancing and mask-wearing as well as higher uptake of the flu vaccine influenza deaths this season are almost nonexistent.
Why it matters: The drastic drop in infections of influenza and other circulating respiratory viruses has given the U.S. health care system a welcome respite at a time when COVID-19 is rampaging.
By the numbers: According to the CDC, the U.S. recorded just five flu deaths in the 52nd week of 2020, a period that usually represents the height of the…

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