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The Flu Season Isn’t a Pandemic – This Time


It’s been a pretty nasty flu season by most accounts. This article summarized the outbreak this way:

The flu is widespread, across 49 US states right now. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that’s the first time that’s happened in their 13 years of tracking the flu. The epidemic has been especially tough among baby boomers. CDC officials say that could be in part because they weren’t exposed to this year’s most aggressive H3N2 strain as children.