Influenza is a virus that’s spread from person to person. It originates, actually, among birds and other animals such as pigs, and new viral strains of influenza come to the USA and to Europe from Southeast Asia. Data shows that new viruses appeared in Eastern and Southeast Asia 6 to 9 months before they showed up anywhere else. A new variant was as likely to turn up first in any of eight countries in eastern and Southeast Asia.

Flu season begins in October in the USA and peaks in February. This last influenza season saw up to 59 million cases of flu with up to 62,000 deaths according to the CDC. What the upcoming Flu season will look like when combined with Covid-19 seems pretty scary! Will people with one or the other be more susceptible to getting one or the other while battling to survive one or the other? We were lucky this year because Covid-19 did not really kick in here until after the flu season ended!

And that is all I’m going to say about that!