Preparing for the worst, health agencies mount unprecedented flu shot drives

WASHINGTON — If the United States has even a typical flu season that collides with a COVID-19 flare, the resulting public health nightmare could swamp the nation’s already strained health system.This year’s flu season could be milder than usual because of social distancing. And more Americans could decide to get a flu shot because of heightened health awareness spurred by the novel coronavirus.But it’s also possible that fewer people will be willing to go into a public setting to get a shot and that flu season will come roaring in by late October.“We are more concerned than usual — if that’s p…

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