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Coronavirus lockdowns, social distancing and masks reduced FLU rates by nearly 90% in the US

Coronavirus lockdowns, social distancing and masks reduced FLU rates by nearly 90% in the US
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3 percent between March 2020 and May 2020.3% between March 2020 and May 2020 (above) For the report, the team collected data from about 300 US laboratories located across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and the District of Columbia.This was defined as between September 29, 2019 and February 29, 2020 for the pre-national emergency period and from March 1, 2020 to May 16, 2020 for the post-period.‘In the United States, the COVID-19 national emergency was declared on March 1, 2020, but states began implementing a range of COVID-19 mitigation measures in late February, including school closures, bans on mass gatherings, and stay-at- home orders,’ the authors wrote.

Positive influenza tests rates fell from about 20 percent between September 2019 and February 2020 to 2.A new CDC report found that positive flu test rates dropped from about 20% between September 2019 and February 2020 to 2.

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