The US has seen plenty of “bad” flu seasons since the turn of the 21st century – only think back to the 2014-15 and 2013-14 seasons when death rates exceeded average baseline values. The pandemic year, 2009, had fewer deaths overall, but did have more deaths than average for individuals under age 64 years. But there seems to be consensus that 2017-18 is shaping up to take its place among the worst so far. So what is so particularly “bad” about this year—and why?
See if you can ferret out the reasons by answering these 5 questions.
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