It’s truly remarkable:
Fears of a ‘twindemic’ are over: The US has seen a 98% drop in flu hospitalizations, likely due to COVID-19 measures
Public-health experts prepared for a “twindemic” as fall approached last year: a double threat of the coronavirus and the seasonal flu.
But even as cold, dry weather descended on the Northern Hemisphere and COVID-19 cases surged, the US and UK have experienced historically mild flu seasons.
Between October 1 and January 30, just 155 Americans were hospitalized with the flu, compared to 8,633 during roughly the same time frame a year ago. That’s a 98% decrease. Labs in the US have collected and tested more than half a million samples for the flu since late September, but just 0.2% of those samples tested positive (1,300 in total), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Every US state is experiencing “minimal” flu activity, the agency reported. That’s in contrast from last season, when 22,000 Americans died of the flu.
‘I don’t think anybody anticipated a season where there was no flu’
Across the globe, influenza activity is at lower levels than expected for this time of the year, according to the World Health Organization. Since the start of the pandemic, the Southern Hemisphere has had “virtually no influenza circulation,” the CDC reported.
To him, the takeaway from this unprecedented season is that Americans have the ability to actively limit flu transmission – and prevent tens of thousands of flu deaths – by masking up, social distancing, and practicing good hand hygiene.”
This is a wake-up call that we shouldn’t be tolerating that many deaths,” Battinelli said.
So COVID turned out to be a big nothingburger, but we can still save flu lives if we keep wearing masks, socially distancing, and continuing to be subservient to the “experts” that have been wrong every step of the way.
It’s phenomenal how gullible the general public is. COVID is slaughtering everyone but apparently the flu is virtually nonexistent.
Likewise, the general consensus is that no one is following the COVID protocols seriously enough. But apparently they are following it enough for it to stop the flu. Which is it?
We will never return to the old normal not because COVID is dangerous, but because they will never surrender the power. They’ll just shift the narrative.
Look how many flu lives we saved this year! Guess we need to keep the masks on and the experts in positions of power for every upcoming winter season indefinitely, right?