NYTimes: ‘People Need to Be Reminded About Flu’
With that last 22 months understandably focusing on COVID-19, many people have pushed precautions against the flu, specifically getting their flu vaccine, to the back burner. Some doctors attribute this to vaccine fatigue, with all the push and news about COVID vaccines. Even when people tried to downplay COVID by saying it was just the flu, they in turn made the flu out to be a disease that doesn’t claim the lives of between 12,000-60,000 people a year in the US. Additionally, people over the age of 65 are more likely to have flu-related deaths. As of October 2021, only 11% of people over the age of 65 in the U.S. received their flu shot, a starkly low and concerning percentage. Especially considering that significantly fewer people are hunkering down and wearing masks this year, people are at an even greater risk. To read the full article, click here. To read more about COVID-19, click here.