Flu is way down this year!

This time of year is usually marked with the flu sweeping across the country.  But guess what — so far this flu season, just 155 people confirmed with influenza have ended up in the hospital; usually, it’s hundreds of thousands!  Wow.

CDC officials are reporting hardly any influenza activity right now and it’s believed that it’s because of coronavirus restrictions like social distancing and wearing masks.  The head of the CDC’s domestic flu surveillance program, told CNN we “aren’t completely out of the woods” just yet however, the numbers are compelling.

This same week last year, the CDC reported widespread flu activity in 45 states.  Maybe even after COVID is gone, we’ll wear masks during flu season!