December 6, 2021
Flu is spreading around the Philly region and the nation. The holidays could help it take off

Flu is spreading around the Philly region and the nation. The holidays could help it take off

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

It’s still early in the flu season, but it looks as if we’re in for a tougher time this year than last, when COVID-19 precautions practically drove that other respiratory virus underground. This year, flu is off to a faster start and contagion is increasing, especially among children and young adults, according to the CDC. Public health officials have been warning for weeks that flu could be rough this year as people tired of masking and social distancing and, emboldened by COVID-19 vaccines, gather inside. Those who are not newly vaccinated for flu may have less immunity than usual because so…

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