The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 80,000 people in the United States died of the flu and its complications last winter, the most in at least four decades, according to the Associated Press.
“I’d like to see more people get vaccinated,” CDC Director Robert Redfield told the AP in an interview. “We lost 80,000 people last year to the flu.”
The number of deaths last winter is higher than any flu season going back to 1976-1977, before which there is not easily available data, according to the AP.
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