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Minnesota health officials look to avoid 'twindemic' of COVID and flu


September 11, 2020

Carlos Gonzalez – Star Tribune

Jim House got a flu shot in a drive-up tent in the parking lot of Park Nicollet Clinic Plymouth on Thursday.

The start of flu season this fall comes with a heightened concern about a "twindemic" - a surge of COVID-19 cases amid a severe flu season.

The fear is that emergency rooms and intensive care units would be stretched to capacity, as both diseases can cause respiratory complications such as pneumonia.

A twindemic is not inevitable, given COVID-19 safety measures and a mild flu season in the southern half of the globe.


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