Flu deaths are two-thirds below the five-year average, a drop that could indicate that the most vulnerable Americans died in the first wave of U.S. Seaweed-19.
Oct in new federal estimates. The death toll from the flu was not seen in the week ending on the 17th. The federal five-year average is 17 deaths in the same week. No flu deaths have been reported in the state and city, which is also a five-week average for each of them.
The city is adopting a wait-and-see attitude, with a few weeks old flu season.
“We are still very early in this influenza season and it is too early to make any predictions about the severity,” health department spokesman Michael Lazanza told the Post.
A similar pattern is emerging in the UK, where flu and pneumonia killed 1,132 people last month – 28% lower than the five-year monthly average of around 1,500.
The country’s Office for National Statistics fee thinks medically affected Brits, who died of coronavirus this spring rather than flu and pneumonia this fall.
But private British statistician Kevin McConnell told The Post he doubted “whether it’s the whole story.”
Flu and pneumonia are airborne infections, such as coronaviruses, and safety guidelines for epidemics – masks, social distance and handwashing – will also stop them, McCanway said.
State Health Department spokesman Jeffrey Hammode said: “Wearing a mask, social distance, hand washing and all other measures taken to slow down the coronavirus should also slow down the flu and other viruses.”
U.S. health officials have been urging Americans for months that the worst bad flu season of covid outbreaks could drown hospitals and increase the risk of catching both infections at the same time.
U.S. Pneumonia deaths in and around the city and state are also down. Oct. In the week ending on the 17th, 1,251 deaths were reported across the country – down 60% from the same week’s five-year average of 3,106.
The state has reported pp pneumonia deaths, down 36% from a five-year average of 146 in a single week. The city’s total population was 511, down 411% from a five-year annual average of 51.