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# pediatric deaths during 2021-22 flu season

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The 2020-2021 flu season, during which public health measures like mask-wearing were in place, saw 0 reports of influenza-associated pediatric deaths.

There is now substantial uncertainty as to what the nature (timing and magnitude) of the 2021-2022 flu season will be. This uncertainty also extends to Virginia.

How many influenza-associated pediatric deaths will there be in Virginia during the 2021-2022 flu season?

This will resolve on the basis of the number of influenza-associated pediatric deaths that is reported by VDH in their “2021-22 Season Influenza Surveillance End-of-Season Report,” which will be accessed here.

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