Are there non-covid illnesses going around such as, the cold and the flu right now?
In the United States.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Yes, those are always out there.
- RobertLv 71 month ago
All the old diseases are still out there
- oldprofLv 71 month ago
Of course there are. And come a couple of months from now we'll start seeing the seasonal flu spread along with the COVID. Also, one of the many reasons for fighting the COVID so vigorously is because its victims take up ER, ICU, and ventilator space limiting the number of each available for those other illnesses. For example, when the season flu hits, flu victims and COVID victims will be vying for the same spaces in the hospitals.
- 1 month ago
Always. We live in a dirty world surrounded by microbes! Flu season is (as per the CDC) October-May. Autumn and Winter months of course, the spread of germs is more prevalent since we're all in doors. The idea behind social distancing was to try and slow it down. But.. there's only so much you can do once a virus is out there and potentially already mutated and now more than one strain on the loose. Just think back to the common cold we've all dealt with since we were little. How easily those spread in the fall. I honestly think this was spreading a lot sooner than we thought it was. It explains the sudden surge after they increased testing. It wasn't really sudden. Many had already caught it... just had few to no symptoms. Or they were so mild they were mistaken for allergies.