Since the pandemic began, it has been reported that cases of flu have declined to a very low level. According to epidemiologists, the reason behind this can be attributed to the health measures adopted to curb Coronavirus. These measures have really helped.
Influenza virus also known as flu can be transmitted the same way the coronavirus is transmitted, however, it is less contagious. The decline in the cases of flu was drastic, according to Scientific American. This is good news for the whole world.
During the flu season within 2020-20221, the United States experienced nearly 600 deaths compared to the roughly 22,000 deaths in the prior season. Experts don’t know how next year’s flu vaccine will be effective if this disease’s typical patterns return since each year’s vaccine depends on the strains that circulate during the past year.
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The WHO made some recommendations for flu vaccines in February, but these recommendations depend on fewer cases than in a usual year. Meanwhile, there is less probability of an upcoming mutation with fewer viruses spreading in the world.
Public health experts are glad about this reprieve while some are concerned about an immune response that is lost. However, toddlers might miss the opportunity to have a response on their immune system if the cases of influenza subside for several years.