Record Number of Americans Died from the Flu Last Winter

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made an eye-opening statement during an interview this week about the flu.

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield announced that the virus and its complications killed 80,000 Americans during the last winter season. That is the highest number of people who have succumbed to the illness in at least 40 years, he added.

Although private manufacturers shipped a record 155 million doses of the flu vaccine for last season, it was only about 40 percent effective against strains A and B of the flu, Redfield said.

In recent years, flu-related deaths have fluctuated from 12,000 to 56,000.

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