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1. The dual threat of a severe influenza outbreak coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Simultaneous outbreaks of two infectious diseases.
Health experts across the globe are warning against the possibility of a “Twindemic,” for the 2020-2021 season. A Twindemic—catching the flu and COVID-19 at the same time—puts lives at greater risk and can cause excessive strain on our nation’s healthcare capacity. It’s essential for us all to take Twindemic prevention steps in every aspect of our lives.
Both the flu and COVID-19 are dangerous respiratory infections that can be fatal. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released estimates in April 2020 of between 39,000,000 – 56,000,000 flu illnesses and 24,000 to 62,000 deaths for the 2019-2020 flu season. With the emergence of the novel coronavirus pandemic, it’s become crucial to level up our infection prevention measures at home, at work and on-the-go.
Here are some steps you can take to help prevent simultaneous outbreaks of the flu and COVID-19.
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