CDC: Flu hospitalizations 40 times higher than last yr

The following is an excerpt from MedPage Today.

Influenza hospitalizations this early in the season are higher than they have been in a decade, according to the CDC, with 14 pediatric deaths reported so far.

“Since October 1, there have already been at least 8.7 million illnesses, 78,000 hospitalizations, and 4,500 deaths from flu,” said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, MPH, on a call with reporters on Monday, held in part to kick off National Influenza Vaccination Week.

Flu hospitalizations nearly doubled the week of Thanksgiving (19,593) compared with the prior week (11,378) and are close to 40 times higher than the same week last year (495).

“Hospitalizations for flu continue to be the highest we have seen at this time of year in a decade,” Walensky added.

“It’s a perfect storm for a terrible holiday season,” warned Sandra Fryhofer, MD, an internist at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta and chair of the American Medical Association board.

“The only thing worse than getting flu once in a season is getting it again,” Fryhofer explained. “You should still get vaccinated once you recover from acute illness to keep from getting it again with a different flu strain.”

This year, influenza vaccines are “well matched to the viruses currently circulating,” she added. The flu shots contain protection for two influenza A and two influenza B virus strains.

Of influenza A viruses detected and subtyped this season, 79% have been A(H3N2) and 21% have been A(H1N1).

The CDC recommends influenza vaccination particularly for children, immunocompromised individuals, pregnant women, and people 65 and over.

So far this year, vaccine uptake is about 12% lower in pregnant women and 5% lower in children than at this time last season.

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5 thoughts on “CDC: Flu hospitalizations 40 times higher than last yr”

  1. Since they claimed there were virtually zero case of flu last year, how does that alleged skew these new percentages. Plus how do they compare to similar rates of hospitalization and death from “covid” for last year since CDC was lumping everything together as “PIC” – Pneumonia-Influenze-Covid

    Fun with numbers. Total junk coming out of these taxpayer funded government agencies.

    Always wary when percentages are touted as somehow more “alarming” in the headlines, rather than the raw data itself as per population incidence.

    20,000 incidents in a population of 300 million. Okay. I’m really scared. Gesundheit.

  2. Add to those stats the remarks of Dr Malone, Dr McCullough, Dr Tenpenny: the experimental mRNA drug has compromised people’s immune systems, as well as the introduction of spike protein shedding(and possible mRNA shedding); and yes–it is a perfect storm, A storm created and supported by a corrupt fake health/Pharma duo, and encouraged via ignorant bureaucrats in the Govt as well as hospital administrations. The US has been supporting a sickness maintenance program for the last century. Healthcare is a sham.

  3. I agree with much stated above. We were washing hands and wearing masks a year or so ago, so spreading flu germs less likely. We aren’t wearing masks now so more flu spread likely. However, with kids not exposed to flu earlier their own immunity is down.

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