The graph is the percent of emergency department and urgent care center visits with a discharge diagnosis of influenza statewide. We should expect the percentage to be down due to the larger number of people getting sick (maybe, not 100% sure that makes sense, depends on the actual number of historical flu infections vs covid infections), but we should not expect it to be ZERO. The 5 week period from 10/1/2019-12/7/2019, FL had 2.6million flu cases, cant find a good apples to apples covid comparison for FL.
I think it's more likely that the testing is off or non-existent for the Flu. go in for covid symptoms, get tested for covid, show positive/negative, then move on...no double testing maybe?
the implication is that preventative measures work for FLU, but not for COVID.
the left is screaming that no one is following these measures...yet the flu is gone, so people MUST be following these measures or else the flu wouldn't disappear.
They just must not work for preventing Covid.
In my area, it's like totally normal life...I have to mask/etc due to a current family matter, and I get stared down like i'm a nutjob where ever i go b/c literally i'm the only person in a mask (grocery store, takeout restaurant, etc). we'll see if the flu disappears again this winter i guess. It should not disappear in my area b/c no one is doing anything differently.