Now that we are in the middle of flu season, I thought it would be a good time to discuss the flu. A few months ago, I discussed flu vaccines, so I won’t repeat myself on that subject. This year’s flu season is expected to be much less severe than normal due to all the precautions that we are taking because of the coronavirus. Remember that the seasonal flu usually causes between 25,000 and 50,000 deaths a year, and most of these deaths occur in people who are at high risk for complications from the flu. Those at high risk from the flu are also at high risk for complications from the coronavirus. Let’s look at who is at risk from these infections.
Age groups – children younger than 5 year, especially those younger than 2 years and adults