December 10, 2021
Influenza is much more active this year than last year, putting a strain on hospital beds, officials in Michigan told CNN.
Heightened safety precautions against Covid-19 last year helped stymie the spread of the flu, said Dr. Mark Rosenberg, president of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
"Last year, more people staying home and covering their faces when they did go out kept flu numbers historically low," Rosenberg said in a written statement in September. But "this year the situation could be dangerously different."
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