Doctors Express Concerns over COVID-19 and Flu Season

CDC Director says the fall and winter will be “complicated.”

While the numbers of COVID-19 cases have been steadily declining since the spike in mid-summer, U.S. health officials are concerned over the likelihood of a difficult flu season and uptick in coronavirus infections this fall. Many stress the need to continue following hygiene and social distancing guidelines.

CDC Director Robert Redfield recently called for increased flu vaccinations. With the pandemic lockdown disrupting vaccine schedules, he said getting the flu vaccine may reduce critical illness or death. Director Redfield stated it was especially important for minority communities, saying “gaps in vaccination coverage are particularly concerning this season as COVID-19 reveals another facet of health inequity in the U.S.”

Dr. Redfield also cautioned about the flu season and COVID-19, “This fall and winter could be one of the most complicated public health times we have with the two coming at the same time.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the scientific community as they research treatments and cures.
  • That American healthcare workers are strengthened as they care for patients.
  • For President Trump as he continues to mitigate and reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Sources: Washington Post, AP


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