Have you been feeling under the weather?
You’re not alone.
Even in the absence of a pandemic, a severe flu year kills nearly 650,000 people worldwide, while a mild one kills just under 300,000, the study concluded.
In recent years, the C.D.C. estimates, flu has killed about 12,000 Americans in mild years and 56,000 in moderately severe ones.
What can we do?
- Dr. Anthony Fauci Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
- John Barry Member of the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine," and author of "The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History."
- Dr. Michael Osterholm Regents professor and director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota; frequent consultant to the WHO, NIH, CDC and FDA; member of both the National Academy of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations
- Elisabeth Rosenthal Editor-in-Chief, Kaiser Health News; author of "An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can Take It Back."