“The number of flu deaths among children is usually between 100 and 200 per year, but so far only one child has died from the disease in the U.S. during the 2020-2021 flu season. Adults aren’t getting sick either. U.S. flu deaths this season will be measured in the hundreds instead of thousands. During the 2018-2019 flu season, which experienced a moderate level of flu activity, an estimated 34,200 Americans died.” Why? Because people are social distancing, washing hands, wearing masks, and staying home (or keeping their kids home) when there’s any sign of fever or illness. Should Masking Last Beyond The Pandemic? (I’ve been wondering about this for months. I don’t think I’ll wear a mask every time I go to the store. But why not wear them to crowded theaters or concerts, or just after having a lot of garlic for dinner?)