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5 Reasons Flu Cases Are Way Down This Year

‘I don’t want to jinx us, but this may turn out to be the mildest flu season on record’

A portrait of a young woman wile wearing a face mask for protection from cold and flu and viruses.

It’s nearly halfway through the 2020–2021 flu season, and as I walk the halls of the hospital where I work, I realize none of the patients are here with influenza. In fact, only 925 cases of flu have been confirmed in the United States thus far…



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Bo Stapler, MD

Health & science writer on Elemental & other pubs. Hospitalist physician in internal medicine & pediatrics. Interpreter of medical jargon. bostapler.medium.com