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How Many People Had The Flu in 2020-2021?

Posted on March 18, 2022
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The 2020-2021 flu season occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. Because Covid-19 was spreading globally, many people were wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, and staying home from work and school. These prevention measures for Covid-19 also worked to prevent flu!

During the 2020-2021 flu season, the CDC reports that there were only 1,675 positive flu cases in the U.S. 

Although there was so little activity, the flu was still a serious threat. There was one pediatric flu death in a child during the 2020-2021 season, which goes to show that flu is still a serious disease even when there is little activity.

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