Continued coronavirus spikes aren’t the only public health crisis looming this autumn
[Ed. Note: They’re still pretending to have credibility… That’s adorable.]
by Nicole Lyn Pesce
While the world watches and waits for a COVID-19 vaccine to bring the coronavirus pandemic under control, there’s another inoculation poised to be just as important this fall.
That would be the flu shot, as America’s annual influenza season usually begins in October before peaking between December and February. And the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is very worried about what is going to happen as the pandemic that’s killed at least 200,000 Americans since March bleeds into flu season, which is responsible for between 12,000 and 61,000 deaths a year.
CDC director Robert Redfield warned in a WebMD interview on Wednesday that America is bracing for “the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we’ve ever had.”