The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns of a possible flu season in the country. According to the US CDC, the country has experienced relatively little influenza activity since 2020, and with community mitigation measures used to control the spread of COVID-19, the US is ripe for a serious influenza season.
According to the US CDC, the flu is already spreading in parts of South America, with high activity levels in Texas and Georgia, compared to the same period in 2021. Dr. William Schaffner, National Foundation for Infectious Diseases medical director, said that the influenza season in the United States is just starting, and based on what they have seen in parts of the Southern Hemisphere.
Flu has the potential to hit the people of the US hard in 2022. Researchers often look to the Southern Hemisphere because its flu season hits first to foreshadow what will happen in the northern region, where flu season normally starts in the month of October, peaks in December, and can last till May.
The flu hit young people hard in Australia. Although, COVID-19 has been mild for young people, experts caution that children might be at high risk in 2022.