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El Paso County implements new flu data dashboard

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KRDO) -- Friday, El Paso County Public Health launched a new influenza data dashboard to track timely and relevant local flu data.

According to EPCPH, the interactive dashboard will give weekly updates on fly hospitalizations and pediatric deaths throughout the 2021-2022 flu season. That data will then be compared to previous flu seasons.

“We are excited to offer this new resource for the public and our community partners,” said Natalia Gayou, epidemiologist for El Paso County Public Health. “In addition to COVID-19, tracking respiratory illnesses like flu is critical to efficiently monitor and identify disease trends in the community. It’s important to note that flu hospitalizations and pediatric deaths only capture a snapshot of disease activity representing the most severe illness. We know that flu is circulating, and it’s important to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Although flu season is different every year, with an unprecedented early start to RSV season, we anticipate an increase in respiratory illnesses this season. We are urging anyone 6 months of age and older to get a flu shot.” 

The flu dashboard will be updated weekly on Mondays. Click here to view the flu data dashboard.

KRDO News

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  1. masking and social distancing almost wiped out flu stats for 2020-2021.
    There were only 8222 cases of the flu last year,
    previous years are in the MILLIONS all the way back to 2010 and before.

    1. Unfortunately there will be way too many folks out there who will discount or disregard this information, instead calling it “fake news” or maybe a plot aimed to take away their freedom of choice. Way too many conspiracy theorists out there, with way too many ways in which to spread their unsubstantiated,and in many cases dangerous, views.

      1. Right! Flu deaths just happen to vanish because everyone wore a mask? Remember your precious governor polis saying masks are only 50%effective when the vaccine came out. See how blind and stupid you are? Giving out your false information.

  2. There was NO flu in 2020 because El Paso County FRAUDULENTLY called all the flu deaths “COVID deaths.” This to trick El Paso County citizens into thinking the FAKE-PLAN-SCAM-demic was real. Don’t take MY word for it, do your OWN research.

    In the meantime, I wonder how many “bonuses” and bribes El Paso County employees were paid…by BIG PHARMA…to put on this SCAM.

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