The Flu Is Now An Epidemic, Says The CDC


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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