So many people have died from the flu this year, the Centers for Disease Control said on Monday that we’re now in an epidemic. Twenty-two states report “high” flu activity, with the illness most widespread in the south and Midwest.
The most common strain is an H-3 virus, but this year’s flu vaccine is a good match in only a third of the samples the CDC has tested. The rest are a “drifted strain,” for which the flu shot offers only slight protection.
ABC’s Scott Goldberg joined us from New York to explain:
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