CDC warns. Americans could be staring down the worst public health crisis in recent history if COVID-19 rages on into the flu season
- If the coronavirus continues to rage on, the US could experience the worst public health crisis in modern history, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Dr. Robert Redfield warned, saying that the mixture of coronavirus with the annual flu season could lead to a public health crisis.
- He advised people to not only "wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, and be smart about crowds," but to also get a flu shot. The flu killed 80,000 Americans in the 2017-2018 season.
- Getting a flu shot helps protect people and limit the strain on the healthcare system.
- Redfield said the measures used to curb the spread of the coronavirus could help curb the flu as well.
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