Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said it’s possible that public health measures across the country – such as mask-wearing, hand-washing and physical distancing – “might really, really blunt the flu season.”
“If you have Covid of any extent, you might have two reasons to have less flu: one, because you're doing the kinds of things of public health – masks, etcetera – and two, it might get bumped out by Covid," he said while speaking during an Alliance for Health Policy webinar today.
“My hope is that both of those will be down,” he added. “Vaccination for flu, public health measures for flu and Covid would have us be in the situation where both the flu season is blunted and we have very little Covid. That's a goal that we should aspire to that I think is possible."