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Letter to CDC on Managing Response to Collision of Seasonal Flu and COVID-19 Pandemic


09.14.20

Excerpt: “We share your concerns about the unprecedented convergence of two highly contagious respiratory viruses that can cause life-threatening illness and death. Experts have noted that, in the upcoming influenza season, there could potentially be 100 million cases of influenza-like symptoms that could overwhelm current testing capacity. Health experts also note ‘the stress on hospitals will be greatest if the COVID-19 and influenza epidemics overlap and peak around the same time,’” said Walden, Burgess, and Guthrie.

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