Flu Makes A Comeback In US With 2 Child Deaths Reported

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The flu season has arrived in the US after taking last year off.

Hospitalizations are rising and two child deaths have been reported according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“This is setting itself up to be more of a normal flu season,” said Lynnette Brammer, who tracks flu-like illnesses for the CDC. She told AP news that the childhood deaths were “unfortunately what we would expect when flu activity picks up. It’s a sad reminder of how severe flu can be.”

Breitbart reports: During last year’s unusually light flu season, one child died. In contrast, 199 children died from flu two years ago, and 144 the year before that.

According to the AP report, the most intense flu activity is in the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., and the number of states with high flu activity rose from three to seven.

In CDC figures released Monday, states with high flu activity are New Mexico, Kansas, Indiana, New Jersey, Tennessee, Georgia and North Dakota.

Some 2,500 cases from clinical tests nationwide were reported for the week that ended Dec. 11. That number is typical for this time of year, but it also represents a level of cases that has not been seen since before the coronavirus pandemic, the New York Times reports.

Last year’s break from the flu made it more challenging to plan for this year’s flu vaccine. So far, it looks like what’s circulating is in a slightly different subgroup from what the vaccine targets, but it’s “really too early to know” whether that will blunt the vaccine’s effectiveness, Brammer said.

“We’ll have to see what the impact of these little changes” will be, Brammer said. “Flu vaccine is your best way to protect yourself against flu.”

There are early signs fewer people are getting flu shots compared with last year, according to CDC numbers. With hospitals already stretched by coronavirus and its omicron variant, it’s more important than ever to get a flu shot and take other precautions, Brammer said.


  1. 2015 – 2016 flu cases…….24 million
    2016 – 2017 flu cases…….29 million
    2017 – 2018 flu cases…….41 million
    2018 – 2019 flu cases…….29 million
    2019 – 2020 flu cases…….35 million
    2020 – 2021 flu cases…….1,822
    2020 – 2021 Covid cases..45 million
    Feel scammed yet?

    Source: CDC. I’m not a fan of sites that won’t allow links.

    • People in general wont see what you are trying to show them. They think the masks stopped the flu. people are just plain stupid. No cure. let them take the vaccine and die. Nothing we can do to convince them otherwise. Anderson Cooper says to take the vaccine, and they will do it. sigh. I am worn out. God give me strength.

  2. run for the hills. it is disaster, sign of the gypsy queen, pack your things and leave. take all your gold an GO!

  3. world populational death rates with over 8 billion people yes we all die from old age and a million other reasons.BUT the BOOM up of covid is not at all natural-it is a known war virus leading into WAR?

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