Covid 19 – VS Influenza

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This is quite interesting, In Ontario, Canada as they started counting the patients as COVID-19 they number of  Influenza cases “abruptly” went down. In previous years, influenza season continued until June while this year their are 0 cases of influenza in Ontario during April and  May.

Influenza Week 17 in 2019 was about 1300.

Influenza Week 17 in 2020 was about 0.

Official Covid19 Week 17 in 2020 was about between 200 and 350 a day.

The official story is:

 

In 2018-2019 the influenza season was

Sources:

Influenza 2018-2019: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/fluwatch/2018-2019/week20-may-12-may-18-2019.html

Influenza 2019-2020: https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/publications/diseases-conditions/fluwatch/2019-2020/weeks-15-19-april-5-may-9-2020.html

Covid-19: https://files.ontario.ca/moh-covid-19-report-en-2020-05-20.pdf