At this point in last year’s flu season, Canada had already recorded 711 positive cases of influenza.
So far this year, there have been just 17.
I am surprised we even have 17, to be perfectly honest.
Many health experts feared that a fall wave of COVID-19 would not only be worse than the first wave in the spring, but that it would come just as seasonal flu infections started to spread, making it impossible for hospitals to keep up.
Well, with more places open, and winter being know for people getting sick, duh.
Signs from the Southern Hemisphere, which gets hit with flu season first, were reason to hope the “twindemic” wasn’t going to happen here.
New Zealand said its flu infections were down 99.8 per cent, and in Australia, lab-confirmed cases of flu were down 93 per cent. In 2019, more than 800 Australians died of the flu. In 2020, that number to date is 36.
South Africa’s National Institute for Communicable Diseases reported only one case of the flu out of about 4,000 random surveillance tests performed. Most years the program detects about 1,000 cases.
Once again, with health experts stressing the need to stay home if felling sick, wearing masks in public, wash your hands everywhere, etc.
Those guidelines work perfectly with the Flu as it does with covid.
Hopefully here in the west, some people compiling the data does not place them into one.
The numbers of death reported is already compromised (see other threads where it was explained).
The numbers have always been suspicious. Yes, Corona is real and people have died from it, but the numbers of unrelated cases being added onto the actual total is deceptive. The media has lied and scared people over something that isn’t nearly as deadly as they’ve claimed.