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Brooke Sample

This Flu Season Is So Bad It Is Crowding Out Covid

The pandemic hasn’t ended, but a more diverse set of viral threats have begun.

Desperate times.

Desperate times.

Photographer: Mario Tama/Getty Images

There are three types of people in the world right now: those who were sick with the flu this season, those who are sick with it right now and those who are dreading getting sick with it.

Exaggeration? Maybe. But flu, RSV, colds, strep and a multitude of other gross — and dangerous — things are ravaging populations and wreaking havoc on health-care systems, just as we reach the three-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic.