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Commissioners get flu season update


December 28, 2022

Nearly three years of isolation and people wearing face coverings during the COVID-19 pandemic likely suppressed the severity of influenza, but may now be a factor in why so many people in Linn County and across the country are feeling lousy, Dr. William Muth told the Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning, Dec. 20.

Commissioner Will Tucker asked Muth, also the Linn County Health Officer, about flu season, which appears to have hit hard and early. Tucker said that area hospitals are having difficulty finding open beds.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services some 2...

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