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