Flu is making a comeback in Australia in 2023 with over 15,000 influenza diagnoses recorded nationwide this year with over 6,600 diagnosed in March. Flu was at record low levels in Australia during 2020 and 21 with lockdowns, social distancing and border closures resulting in the latest seasonal influenza strains not making it to our shores.
In 2022 with Australia’s international borders reopened and the dismantling of covid restrictions there were around 225,000 influenza cases diagnosed nationwide with 308 people dying with it. 2023’s recorded influenza numbers are already 24 times higher than they were at this time last year. The actual number of flu cases could be much higher since many Australians do not seek a clinical diagnosis or test if they suspect they have the flu.
As a result, the mainstream media along with their go-to medical experts are urgiRead More