Flu away: Scientists baffled at disappearance of influenza… but is it really gone, or just masked by Covid-19? – The Free

In my opinion, this hand-waving explanation might just be the most awesome act of cognitive dissonance of this entire saga. Experts are claiming, with a straight face, that a laxly enforced hodgepodge of restrictions, which varies wildly between countries and regions, has overnight eradicated an ancient scourge of humanity from the face of the Earth.

And in the next breath, they warn that the incidence of another identically transmitted virus is through the roof. Much more likely in my opinion is that the flu has been confused for Covid in the vast majority of cases. Is it really so hard to believe that flu sufferers could have been confused for Covid cases?

After all, we know that lung cancer patients were. In any case, and irrespective of the explanation, one wonders if the flu’s disappearing act means that the largest-ever flu vaccine rollout slated for this winter will be cancelled. Somehow, I think not.

Flu away: Scientists baffled at disappearance of influenza… but is it really gone, or just masked by Covid-19? – The Free