Last fall, we worried that our healthcare system could be in trouble if we saw a surge in both COVID-19 cases and cases of the flu. Well, it doesn’t appear that ever happened. Influenza cases have dropped significantly compared to recent years. Last week, the CDC said one-fifth of one percent of all influenza tests conducted nationwide this season proved positive. Here in South Carolina, there have been 122 flu-related hospitalizations this year, compared to over 2600 at this point last year. For all the harms the coronavirus has caused, the mask-wearing, hand washing, and social distancing have all kept the flu at bay.
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The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book