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Global success in fighting flu shows a way out of coronavirus lockdowns

It was obvious, but I had not thought about it until I opened my August edition of Scientific American to the headline: “What Happened to the Flu?”. In short, the social distancing, hygiene and masking rules enforced worldwide to bring the pandemic under control have stopped seasonal influenza epidemics in their tracks.The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention says that since April last year, influenza cases have flatlined close to zero. Influenza deaths totalled about 700 during the…

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