The Importance of Tracking Flu Activity When Illness Is High

Last updated on August 9th, 2022 at 12:12 pm

With so much going on with the pandemic, it’s easy to forget that we’re also in the midst of flu season. Influenza activity was unusually low in the U.S. last year, thanks in large part to COVID mitigation efforts like mask-wearing, handwashing, and social distancing. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were only 1,675 cases of flu from September 2020 to May 2021. In comparison, the agency estimated 38 million people were sick with flu during the 2019-2020 season. 

Now venues are open, traveling has returned, and many states are seeing increased levels of flu as a result. So far, the eastern and central regions of the country are most affected now, as shown by data from the Kinsa HealthWeather map. This system tracks the spread of illnesses like flu in real-time from millions of smart thermometer users. You can visit Healthweather.US to explore local forecasts and sign up for alerts when conditions change.

You’ll want to be prepared by having Oscillococcinum on hand in case you do get sick with flu. Clinical studies show it reduces the duration and severity of headache, body aches, fever, chills, and fatigue when taken at the first sign.* While many stores are reporting shortages of cough, cold, and flu products this winter, supplies of Boiron medicines are not affected. Check our store finder for the store nearest you, or shop online at

*Claims based on traditional homeopathic practice, not accepted medical evidence. Not FDA evaluated.

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