With ‘Twindemic’ Looming, 2 out of 5 Americans Plan to Skip Flu Shot

By Dennis Thompson
HealthDay Reporter

THURSDAY, Oct. one, 2020 (HealthDay Information)

Inspite of a prospective looming “twindemic” of influenza and COVID-19, about two in five U.S. grownups do not prepare to get a flu shot, a new survey exhibits.

Only fifty nine% of grownups surveyed stated they will get the influenza vaccine throughout the 2020-2021 flu year, according to outcomes introduced Thursday by the Countrywide Foundation for Infectious Illnesses.

Which is up marginally from the 52% who prepared to get a flu shot in 2019, but nowhere close to enough to stave off the prospective for overlapping flu and COVID-19 epidemics, stated Dr. William Schaffner, the NFID’s health care director.

“We in the infectious disorder community have been speaking about a likely ‘double-barreled’ respiratory virus year, when flu and COVID-19 converge,” Schaffner stated. “There is a true possibility that even if we only have a average flu year, we could

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