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Google's Data Shows That This Year's Flu Season Is the Worst In a Long Time - Alexis C. Madrigal - The Atlantic


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Update: why are things so bad this season? Well, we've got three different infections that cause flu-like symptoms right now, the New York Times reports. There are 1) the year's "standard" flu, H3N2, 2) a tough newish stomach bug, and 3) the worst outbreak of pertussis, "whooping cough," in 60 years.

Wow, this sounds awful.

I definitely know more people who got sick this year than in previous years, too.

Feels like higher virality though I have no scientific evidence for that.

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