In March 30, 2020, Andrew Anglin wrote an article titled “Coronavirus is Literally Just the Flu,” but little did he know that the deadly coronavirus couldn’t have been the flu, because the flu was on a vacation.
Now The Science has revealed that in 2021, the flu took another vacation.
The U.S. flu season has arrived on schedule after taking a year off, with flu hospitalizations rising and two child deaths reported.
Last year’s flu season was the lowest on record, likely because COVID-19 measures — school closures, distancing, masks and canceled travel — prevented the spread of influenza, or because the coronavirus somehow pushed aside other viruses.
“This is setting itself up to be more of a normal flu season,” said Lynnette Brammer, who tracks flu-like illnesses for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The childhood deaths, Brammer said, are “unfortunately what we would expect when flu activity picks up. It’s a sad reminder of how severe flu can be.”
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.
The flu disappeared, and everyone who got symptoms of the flu actually suffered from coronavirus. Also, everyone who’d died of the flu died of coronavirus.
But this is somehow a very serious and very deadly situation.