See below for facts on normal Flu year
would love to see this incorporated in to the conversation. So every year 1500 to 3000 patients die,
it doesnt make the head lines nor is their any real discussions as it is a part of the cycle of life and death.
We have a small number of Corona deaths and the world as we know is shut down
Influenza Fast Facts
Influenza (commonly known as "the flu") is a highly contagious and potentially deadly disease that can be spread through coughing and sneezing.
In Australia, influenza on average causes 1,500 to 3,000 deaths,3 about 18,000 hospitalisations and 300,000 GP consultations1 each year.
Influenza is caused by a virus and causes more severe illness than the common cold. It can cause serious and debilitating complications, including pneumonia, especially in people that are vulnerable such as the elderly and other in the "at risk" group.
People with a chronic disease have a 40 times increased risk of death from influenza.
Annual vaccination is the single most effective measure to prevent influenza.
Only 42 per cent of the "at risk" group under 65 years of age are being vaccinated annually.2
Less than 50 per cent of healthcare workers, who are at a greater risk of contracting and spreading influenza, are being vaccinated against influenza annually.
10 per cent of all workplace absenteeism associated with illness is due to influenza.