It’s that time of year. Flu season is on the way.
Dr. Jill Roberts is Associate Professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health. She says, “Having these two viruses at the same time is going to be a big problem.” She’s referring to the flu and COVID-19.
“In any given year we see between 25,000 and 60,000 people lose their lives to flu,” said Roberts.
Experts agree that getting the flu shot can help prevent death related to flu.
“Go and get vaccinated for flu. You definitely don’t want to end up sick with it this year of all years,” said Roberts.
Doctors see flu cases on the rise. You may say, “Last year’s flu season was light.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explain that could result in a severe season this year. Fifty-two percent of the population got vaccinated last year.
“This is going to be a huge problem with the healthcare system being overwhelmed and not being able to handle two different diseases,” said Roberts.
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