Below is a chart and brief excerpt from today's Early Look written by Director of Research Daryl Jones.
A few pieces of data to highlight:
Although we have much better treatment, testing and tracing, and vaccine progress for COVID-19, it doesn’t change the fact that viruses are viral. There is a positive to the pandemic, which is that the we are likely to have one of the weakest common (for lack of a better word) flu seasons on record. The Chart of the Day below highlights current flu cases in the Southern Hemisphere so far this year versus prior years.