According to an article in Statnews.com, “It is looking increasingly like the U.S. may not experience a flu season this year. To date, fewer than 1,600 people in the entire country have tested positive for influenza since the 2020-2021 flu monitoring period began last October; of those, 32 were recorded in the week ending Feb. 27. Most flu seasons, somewhere between 100 and 200 children die from flu; so far this season there has been a single pediatric flu death. Experts believe mask wearing, social distancing, and enhanced hand hygiene practices adopted for Covid-19 control are contributing to the low numbers of circulating flu viruses.”
The U.S. is not the only country with that experience. Canada and Great Britain have had the same experience.
This is important information because if you or someone you know is or has been sick, it is safer to assume you have the coronavirus and not the seasonal flu, and you should seek immediate medical care.