SAN ANTONIO – Often, throughout this time of yr, we’re reporting many flu instances, however this yr, like all of 2020, is totally different.
“We’ve really seen little or no flu this yr in comparison with earlier years,” Metro Well being chief of epidemiology Rita Espinoza mentioned.
Some components for decrease numbers than ordinary are individuals sporting face masks, social distancing, staying dwelling when sick, and touring much less.
However regardless of decrease numbers, Espinoza does affirm there are instances in Bexar County and that the flu ought to nonetheless be taken severely. One other factor to appreciate is that it’s potential to get COVID-19 and the flu on the identical time, well being specialists say.
“With our hospitals seeing extra sufferers being hospitalized because of COVID, we actually don’t must additional influence that by seeing hospitalizations with flu as nicely,” Espinoza mentioned. “We nonetheless encourage people to take precautions.”
Metro Well being advises that individuals ought to keep diligent about taking precautions and may get their flu shot. The shot is extensively accessible and it’s not too late within the season to get it.
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