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Is a Bad Flu Season Coming? Study Projects Sharp Rebound Following...

New research warns that the United States could experience a severe influenza outbreak after public health measures like face masks and social distancing are lifted. These measures have protected people from COVID-19 and influenza—incidence of influenza declined 60 percent during the first ten weeks following the implementation of the measures—but is also leading to greater numbers of Americans susceptible to the flu as immunity to the virus wanes.

Riverside County reports first flu-related death of 2020-21 influenza season

A man in his 80s from the San Jacinto Valley is being reported as Riverside County’s first flurelated death of the 2020-21 flu season.