CDC Says Flu Activity Is ‘Unusually Low’ This Year

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has described the current flu season as “unusually low”

As cases dropped to a record low, the agency report the lowest flu-related hospitalizations since the agency began collecting the data in 2005.

Breitbart reports: The CDC listed 165 laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospitalizations in its weekly U.S. influenza surveillance report between October 1, 2020, and February 6, 2021, “for an overall cumulative hospitalization rate of 0.6 per 100,000 population.”

According to the agency, the number is “lower than average for this point in the season and lower than rates for any season since routine data collection began in 2005, including the low severity 2011-2012 season.” Even during the 2011-2012 flu season, the hospitalization rate was 212.1 per 100,000.

In the 2019 to 2020 flu season, the CDC estimated 39-56 million flu illnesses, 18-26 million medical visits, 410,000-740,000 hospitalizations, and 24,000-64,000 deaths. According to the CDC, those estimates “are calculated based on CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance data and are preliminary.”

The reports of a relatively inactive flu season follow a year of battling the Chinese coronavirus. Many of the symptoms of the virus match those associated with the flu, including fever, chills, headache, body aches, and fatigue. The CDC, however, states that a seeming elevation in influenza-like illness “is likely related to COVID-19.”

Some experts are attributing the low flu numbers to children resorting to virtual school due to the pandemic.

Dr. William Schaffner, an infectious disease specialist at Vanderbilt University, told NPR’s Weekend Edition that the flu has been “essentially nonexistent.”

“Children are generally thought of as having the distribution franchise for the influenza virus,” Schaffner said. “They produce much more virus, they shed more virus for longer periods of time.”

Over 193 million doses of the annual flu vaccine have been distributed, compared to 72,423,125 doses of the coronavirus vaccine delivered. Of those COVID vaccines, over 56 million doses have been administered.

This week, President Biden said that the U.S. will have over 600 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, “enough to vaccinate every single American,” by July. While he tried to refrain from offering a prediction, he told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that America may be able to reach a state of normalcy by “next Christmas.”


  1. Lockdowners tell me its because of lockdown. However when you turn to them and say well why is COVID apparently rapant and killing many people they say well it would be worse if we didnt have lockdown. Here in the UK we’ve had restrictions in place since March 2020 and we are into month 5 of severe restrictions and stay at home orders.

    So apparently according them lockdowns work for influenza and not so much for covid but enough to justify them.

    But lets be real, I’ve realised the whole influenza thing is a fraud too. They put together the Pneumonia numbers with the Influenza ones and say flu kills so we need to vaccinate. Now the same with COVID when in fact there are 100s of reasons people die of Pneumonia and they are mainly old age, poor immune system or weakened by other long term/terminal illness.

  2. 2020 s death rate was normal everywhere There was a huge decline in deaths due to seasonal flu cancer heart attacks strokes and the usual fatal causes A proportionate increase in deaths described as being caused by the civid treatment.

  3. The CDC has a long and lucrative relationship with big pharma btw .They dont like t6i boast of their influential.cibnectiond naturally being preferential to respectful privacy .

  4. That’s funny, the flu and covid are both the same size particle. Somehow the covid has magic powers and jumps straight through two layers of human shaming masks.

  5. How many viruses have we got from China over the years? I think this is the fourth that we know of…but somehow it’s your fault for wanting to breathe that the virus even exists, shame on humans for wanting to breathe.

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