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Why flu season is so bad this year

CNBC HEALTH AND SCIENCE | November 10, 2022

If it seems like everyone around you is getting sick, you’re not imagining it. The flu season is hitting the United States unusually early and much harder than it usually does.

COVID precautions did lead to lower rates of flu-like illnesses compared to normal, pre-pandemic times. But now that much of America has abandoned preventive measures such as masking, more people are getting sick with seasonal illnesses.

“It's not just noise, we are having more diseases create illness,” said Dr. Soumi Eachempati, co-founder and CEO, CLEARED4.

Watch now as he explains more on how humans spread viruses to each other.

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