The Southern Hemisphere has skipped flu season this year and surveillance data from the World Health Organization is showing that flu rates is declining everywhere in the world. In fact, data is showing that flu cases have plummeted by 98% this year.
In this opinion article for RT, Peter Andrews, an Irish science journalist and writer based in London looks at the various possible explanations proposed by experts: (1) doctors have been falsely classifying other respiratory diseases as COVID-19, (2) COVID-19 has crowded out the flu, and (3) flu was eradicated by COVID-19 restrictions.
Andrews says that if the first two explanations were correct, then it would render useless the entire response to COVID-19. Meanwhile, if the third explanation is correct, then how can such restrictions so easily eradicate flu which has been with us for millenia, but COVID cases are still increasing?
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Flu away: Scientists baffled at disappearance of influenza... but is it really gone, or just masked by Covid-19?
There has been a 98% plummet in flu infections this year, dispelling fears of a Covid and flu ‘twin-demic’ about which many had warned. Experts say we can thank masks and social distancing. But does this really add up?
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