Will Common Flu Cases This Fall Be Counted as Wuhan Infections to Pad the Numbers One Good Reason for Testing?


When the common flu (influenza) resurges this fall (the vaccine is only 50% effective), will more people who come down with symptoms assume that they have the wuhan or guess it’s the flu? The common flu kills about 50,000 Americans per year, so considering the true number of dead by the wuhan (padding corrected) is about 100,000 and the number of hospitalizations in decline, the actual number of wuhan infected this fall will probably be less than by the flu (if the testing and record keeping will be honest).