written by reader for doc gumshoe on covid

By wannagolf4, May 11, 2021

Recently it was announced that the seasonal numbers for the flu were down. The question is: is this because the current covid 19 test has trouble distinguishing between flu and covid. Also what are the differences in the symptoms for the people who have died from each

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Travis Johnson, Stock Gumshoe
May 12, 2021 5:36 pm

You’re more likely to catch Michael’s attention if you post a comment at the bottom of one of his articles.

My guess would be that the simple answer explains it well: masks and distancing and staying home are just as effective for stopping flu as for stopping COVID — and there was a bigger-than-usual push for flu shots as well, particularly for schools that opened.

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