According to a report by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), some are wondering why there has been such a sharp decline in the number of reported flu cases in the US compared to last year.
The rate of influenza this season has cratered and now an epidemiologist is explaining why.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the cumulative positive influenza test rate from September through the middle of December was 0.2%, down from 8.7% a year ago.
“The weekly comparisons are even starker: This week one year ago, the positive clinical rate was 22%, where now it stands at 0.1%,” reported Just the News.
So what has happened to the flu you ask?
While some believe the health regulations, such as facemasks and handwashing, has resulted in the decline, others are not convinced as former Rockefeller epidemiologist Knut Wittkowksi explains:
“Influenza has been renamed COVID in large part.”
Of course, if this is true we need a reason. This one might work. READ: Yes, Hospitals Get Paid More For Coronavirus-Coded Patients, Even If They Haven’t Been Tested.
And if this is true, it is not the first time we have seen this happening: