Every winter, the influenza virus causes epidemics of flu in communities throughout the country. This year may be especially burdensome due to the COVID-19 pandemic happening at the same time.
Flu is highly contagious. It causes hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths each year.
The influenza vaccine is available every year to help protect people from coming down wThe common cold
The common cold usually involves symptoms including runny nose, cough, sore throat, and sneezing. Each year, the common cold affects millions of Americans, causing them to miss school and work. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates adults have about 2-3 colds per year, and children experience 8-12 colds annually.ith flu. But is it safe? And how important is it now that COVID-19 is a factor?