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Flu rate drops dramatically due to COVID-19 precautions – WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

A dramatic drop in the number of flu cases this flu season is stunning Fort Wayne doctors. The dip is an indirect result of the COVID pandemic.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A dramatic drop in the number of flu cases this season — an indirect result of the COVID-19 pandemic — is stunning doctors.
From Sept. 29 to Dec. 28, 2019, the CDC reported more than 65,000 cases of influenza across the U.S. During the same period during the 2020 flu season, the agency reported 1,016 cases. 
Dr. Joshua Kline, chief medical officer for Parkview Physicians Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana, said he’s amazed by the figures.
“I think it is quite striking to see…

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