CDC Will Not Report U.S. Flu Numbers This Year

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The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that it will not collect data on U.S. flu cases for the 2020-21 season. The CDC made the “announcement” by quietly updated their weekly flu “surveillance system” webpage.

“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this system will suspend data collection for the 2020-21 influenza season. Data from previous seasons are available on FluView Interactive,” the update reads.

Not keeping data for this flu season may make it easier to combine flu deaths with Covid19 deaths, thus misrepresenting the data for both viruses, some fear.

Such assertions have been called “conspiracy theories” and have been “fact-checked” by mainstream news outlets.

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