The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said last week that as of the end of last January, there had been 1316 cases of influenza since September, which is a very small number compared to the same period last year, when about 129,997 cases were recorded.
There are several reasons for the decrease in the number of flu cases, the first of which is the decrease in the number of people leaving their homes during the emerging corona virus pandemic.
Also, in the past, no one wore masks or respected specific social distances when infected with influenza, while many people this year wear masks to prevent corona.
It is possible that the Coronavirus experience encouraged people to think daily about their exposure to infection, which made them more careful than before.
Moreover, influenza is often transmitted by children to each other, but due to the closure of most schools, or the subjection of those that remained open to social distancing measures, large numbers of influenza bouts have not been recorded.
And last fall, there was concern that once winter arrives, it will lead to particularly horrific months as the Coronavirus and influenza strike simultaneously. But some of that wasn’t entirely fulfilled.
The CDC has worked with vaccine manufacturers to provide an additional influenza vaccine and a record number of flu vaccine doses have been distributed in the United States.
In contrast to the frequently spread conspiracy theories that claimed that the Corona virus is “influenza,” or that what is usually counted as influenza cases is counted as Corona virus, the report said that these two diseases have some similarities and cause some similar symptoms, except that they They are not the same disease, because Coronavirus is more deadly.
The Corona virus has killed 2.46 million people in the world since the end of December 2019, according to a census conducted by Agence France-Presse based on official sources on Monday.
Despite this, the reported number of injuries may only reflect a fraction of the actual total, and the figures are based on daily reports issued by the health authorities in each country and exclude subsequent reviews by statistical agencies.
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