Why We Panic About Coronavirus, But Not The Flu
Influenza is a significantly deadlier virus that strikes annually
If you’re freaking out about coronavirus but you didn’t get a flu shot, you’ve got it backwards.
The big picture: A novel outbreak will always command more attention than a common illness, and the coronavirus is a serious health threat. But our newfound hyper-vigilance about infections might be more helpful if we could redirect some of it toward influenza — a significantly deadlier virus that strikes every year.