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States with the most flu and pneumonia deaths – msnNOW

Stacker examines how flu and pneumonia deaths vary by year and by state, according to the CDC’s Pneumonia and Influenza Mortality Surveillance.

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Health officials are worried that the 20202021 flu season could couple with rising COVID-19 cases to create a twindemic. If cases of the two respiratory diseases spike at the same time, hospitals may become overloaded with patients, and deaths may increase as a result.
The flu season in the United States lasts from October to May, although cases tend to peak in December, January, and February. Cases, hospitalizations, and deaths may stay relatively low during some flu seasons, but other years influenza…

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