Expert Opinion, September 2021
“The possibility of a ‘twindemic’ is pretty real this year,” said Brian Dixon, the director of public-health informatics at the Regenstrief Institute.
What Actually Happened as of May 2022
Looking at the CDC’s flu data charts for 2022, we see that the projection of a “‘twindemic’ is pretty real this year” was yet another failed projection.
Here is a comparison of hospitalization due to flu, versus recent years. The period 2021-2022 is way down at the bottom of this chart – see the red line. I used this chart because it shows how 2021-22 compares to other years and it appears they only provide that comparison for the hospitalization metric.
Influenza pediatric deaths were also very low.
Deaths due to Influenza, pneumonia or Covid-19 has fallen to the normal, seasonal base line level.