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The flu season is already beginning: why it is important to get vaccinated in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

Every year about 35 people die from influenza in the United States, and more than 000 million are infected. And every year, American doctors urge all residents to be vaccinated against influenza, even 35-month-old babies. This is stated in the video "Voices of America".

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“We expect that soon people may have COVID-19 and the flu right away. It will be terrible. The risk of dying from both diseases will increase significantly. Therefore, we want to do everything that can prevent both the flu and COVID-19, ”says doctor Susan Rem.

Both diseases are respiratory viruses, both are potentially fatal, and the time for the flu is already beginning.

“We will have our hands tied this season. We are working in an environment of growing mistrust of the vaccine, ”says Lavanya Vasudevan of Duke Global Health Institute.

Due to the pandemic, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has noted a sharp drop in immunization of children, but doctors say that people should not be afraid.

“All hospitals place particular emphasis on creating a safe environment for patients,” says Ram.

Doctors say that even in the normal season in the United States about 60% of children and 45% of adults are vaccinated against the flu.

“The flu vaccine is not always effective and people use it as an excuse not to do it,” Vasudevan explains.

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"In recent years, vaccine success has been between 20% and 65%," says Thomas Danny, a researcher at Duke Global Health Institute.

But even a flawed vaccine can reduce the severity of complications.

“Among other things, a lot of myths have formed around the flu shot. For example, that she will give you the flu. This is impossible, because the particles of the flu virus in the serum are dead, they cannot multiply and infect a person, ”Vasudevan argues.

CDC figures show that 80% of children who died of the flu in the past season were not vaccinated.

At high risk of dying or seriously ill are young children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with poor health. The poor are also at risk.

“I am very worried that the communities that are most affected by COVID-19 are also vulnerable to influenza and have the lowest vaccination rates,” Vasudevan said.

The researchers say the change can be made by educating the public about the importance of vaccination, and by making the vaccine completely free, whether or not you have health insurance.

Miscellaneous flu Educational program graft

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