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Old 03-14-2020, 10:25 PM   #1
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Will the amount of flu decrease?

So I wonder with all the precautions were taking with COVID will it significantly impact the rate of flu this season. Im not sure how often or how current they report the flu, but it would seem that if this isolating and wiping things down is effective that the flu would drop significantly. Certainly that would be a good thing.
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:29 PM   #2
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I've been thinking the same thing. Not to mention every other communicable disease out there.
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I've been thinking the same thing. Not to mention every other communicable disease out there.
So true, this could result in a drop of STDs.

Regardless of possible exaggeration the 6 foot distance rule is longer than any man claims in length
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Too early to tell, but good news from Japan as of March 1 in the WSJ:
"TOKYO—If there is a positive impact of the coronavirus epidemic, look for it in Japan, where people are observing better hygiene and the number of influenza cases is far below a typical year."
I could not find updated information, but a decrease seems a likely outcome.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-s...op-11583073526
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On a related note, how many more people will get the next flu vaccine? The wife and I have typically NOT had these, for various reasons which now sound rather silly. All the reading I have done lately, and the education I have received about influenza and pandemics, has me prepared to get the annual flu shot for the rest of my life!
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We have no idea of the amount of virus in Illinois.
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Too early to tell, but good news from Japan as of March 1 in the WSJ:
"TOKYOIf there is a positive impact of the coronavirus epidemic, look for it in Japan, where people are observing better hygiene and the number of influenza cases is far below a typical year."
I could not find updated information, but a decrease seems a likely outcome.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/japan-s...op-11583073526
I read that the same effect is seen in South Korea.
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With the massing in grocery stores I'm not sure what will actually happen to the incidence of flu but it should otherwise drop quite a bit. Just having kids out of school should have a big effect.
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Great article to get a better handle on what they now know...


https://www.salon.com/2020/03/15/her...n-of-covid-19/
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So true, this could result in a drop of STDs.

Regardless of possible exaggeration the 6 foot distance rule is longer than any man claims in length
Remember the quote, I wouldn't touch that with a 10 ft pole.
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