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We Skipped Flu Season. That's Bad

We Skipped Flu Season. That's Bad

Some experts feared we were in for a “twindemic” during the 2020-2021 flu season. That didn’t happen, which might mean that there will be more people susceptible to getting sick this year.

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  • Posted on Sep 07, 2021 at 20:08 pm

    Correction: We said the flu virus could exchange parts of its DNA, but the flu virus' genome is made of RNA, not DNA. The idea that it exchanges chunks of its genome still applies. We apologize for the error.

  • Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 06:33 am

    We literally just diagnosed all influenza as covid.

  • Posted on Sep 23, 2021 at 18:59 pm

    Scishow please move away from titles like this. My grandmother once said that the difference between news and propaganda is the deliverer telling you what to think about it. Eg. Whether it's good, bad, scary, etc.

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 04:51 am

    There's a native sci show host and I'm just now finding out?!??!?!!!

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 20:16 pm

    I am a time traveler… here is my warning: even if you don’t have to, WEAR YOUR MASKS they will stop the flu from spreading and killing 30 Million people as it did in my timeline… I wish you luck!

  • Posted on Sep 24, 2021 at 23:16 pm

    It'll be a nasty shock when the next flu season has us using antibodies that are twice as outdated against influenza (the ordinary type that only kills the elderly), but at least we won't be dead.

  • Posted on Sep 25, 2021 at 21:00 pm

    I think there's a chance I got a flu this year even though I can't really be sure if it's a flu, the air conditioner in my class made me weaker, I even got goosebumps, after I left the school I felt sick and my head was really hot, I rested in bed… like a day or two later it passed
    Edit: (I'm quite young so it's kind of expected that it wouldn't be too serious for me)

  • Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 04:54 am

    The way I see it, the reduced influenza numbers show how effective safety precautions really can be, and as such, just how transmissible covid really is

  • Posted on Sep 27, 2021 at 07:25 am

    We did not skip flu season. They just call it covid now.

  • Posted on Sep 28, 2021 at 12:31 pm

    I'm sure my partner has the flu. We are both fully vaccinated, his test was negative. He is literally coughing, sneezing, chills, and more. HE NEVER IS SICK & ISN'T IMMUNE-COMPROMISED LIKE ME. This flu is no joke, OTC meds are not working for him so I may have to take him to urgent care soon. It's scary taking care of your partner with a contagious infection during a pandemic and your immune-compromised.

  • Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 04:23 am

    The CDC said that it has been conflating the Flu and Covid due to the faulty PCR test. Do some research. So unscientific. Sad. ITS ON THEIR WEBSITE. Furthermore, the word “science” is from the Latin root meaning knowledge and you failed to do the first step in the scientific process which is basic research given the problem and presentation topic. The fact that you call yourself SciShow is an insult to science itself.

  • Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 06:58 am

    Oh no who could have known…

  • Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 10:58 am

    Can pigs catch COVID?

  • Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 17:53 pm

    Those missing flu cases were considered COVID cases… No brainer

  • Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 22:19 pm

    she's canadian?

  • Posted on Sep 29, 2021 at 23:37 pm

    you talk so boring!! this is not the way to educate new generations

  • Posted on Sep 30, 2021 at 15:02 pm

    B.s. Flu cases were reported as covld for hospitals to make more money per patient.

  • Posted on Sep 30, 2021 at 16:27 pm

    In other words, in order to have a flu vaccine available for the next flu season, there have to be infected people so scientists have the genetic information to create a new vaccine to immunize people who haven’t gotten sick.

  • Posted on Sep 30, 2021 at 21:03 pm

    all the flu cases were marked as covid

  • Posted on Oct 01, 2021 at 07:45 am

    THat'd be really cool if we could've just eradicated both the flu and Covid with all the stuff we've been doing. But I guess dreams are free.

  • Posted on Oct 01, 2021 at 18:12 pm

    Handy hand motions. I think I missed the point of this because of all the hand motions 👐🙏🖐✋👋🙏🙏🙏

  • Posted on Oct 02, 2021 at 19:34 pm

    I stopped at the part where all the pigs were crammed and stressed. How was this ever normalized? World without values

  • Posted on Oct 03, 2021 at 06:43 am

    hmm, Hi SciShow not sure i understand… why can the scientist not test animals like they would normally? Also there has been a number of flu cases in humans, so could they not also be checked? It doesn't seam to be a big problem… Or is it that scientist are just too busy with covid now?

  • Posted on Oct 04, 2021 at 22:10 pm

    would be nice if you could erradicate flu, but then you would have to erradicate it from animals too

  • Posted on Oct 05, 2021 at 21:20 pm

    You see, it's because the masks stop the flu virus because of it being big enough to be stopped, whereas COVID is too small to be stopped by a mask, without the masks we probably would've been getting a usual flu season as well.

  • Posted on Oct 06, 2021 at 00:27 am

    We can use modern medicine to improve our chances, but it's not a substitute for taking responsibility for our own health.
    To help our immune system stay strong and effective, we need fresh air, clean water, quality and complete nutrition, low stress, "sun baths", exercise, and correct breathing, posture, and mental attitude.

    We also have to be honest with ourselves: researchers do NOT have "about a six-month head start ahead of flu season" (02:15), they're doing their best, but they're still only making educated guesses about which of last season's strains are most likely to reappear in the coming season, and the truth is that we've always been ONE FLU SEASON BEHIND the viruses.

    Viruses mutate and swap genetic material at a fast rate, and we have no way to predict future mutations.
    Therefore, it's no surprise that a large percentage of flu cases each year are from entirely new strains, for which no vaccine has yet been developed.

    Some of the world's leading scientists and vaccine advocates state that flu vaccines are, at best, 50% effective.
    The other 50% is up to us!

  • Posted on Oct 06, 2021 at 09:33 am

    Couldn't it be that the "twindemic" actually happened in 2019? Since covid19 virus was found to be circulating in China since early august 2019 and in Europe since December 2019 🤔
    Otherwise, is what we fear now is exactly what happened during the 3rd year of the 1918 pandemic when contamination rates and death skyrocketed?

  • Posted on Oct 08, 2021 at 15:05 pm

    desperately hoping that masks won't just become associated with covid and people just not wearing them anymore at all afterwards. anyone that's sick and coughing/sneezing, should wear a mask outside. that's the etiquette in asia simply because it makes sense; I don't know why westerners think it's weird when they're the ones that have it backwards.

  • Posted on Oct 15, 2021 at 15:32 pm

    I just got over the flu. Good old fashioned flu. You bet I was up in the middle of the night making sure I could taste and smell lol! After loading up with zinc and other immunity boosters, I’m feeling normal after just 2 days.

    THIS is typical for me when I’ve gotten the flu a few times in recent years and why I don’t get the flu shots even at 60 years young

  • Posted on Oct 25, 2021 at 02:33 am

    Oh great cant wait for the governmet to mandate lockdowns EVERY year for "our own protection"

  • Posted on Nov 20, 2021 at 11:48 am

    Just got a small cold after not getting one last year and it has knocked me on my ass…

  • Posted on Dec 22, 2021 at 01:48 am

    Lies I’ve got the flu now and had the flu last year, they think we are stupid it’s never gone away

  • Posted on Jan 03, 2022 at 15:00 pm

    Watching this as I caught a flu in December that in my country is August or September D:

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  • Posted on May 29, 2022 at 06:56 am

    its those booger pickers, kids spread, people who will not get flu shots, the ones who are going to get things bad are ones who wont get a simple flu shot. your body your life.

  • Posted on Jun 15, 2022 at 03:02 am

    What a clown channel

  • Posted on Jul 06, 2022 at 02:14 am

    This is going to be the most deadliest flu season 22-23

  • Posted on Jul 14, 2022 at 16:13 pm

    Strict COVID protocols are great anti-viral protocols, no surprises there

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