Mayo Clinic talks "twin-demic"

Updated: September 18, 2020 05:54 PM
Created: September 18, 2020 05:43 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Flu season is on the minds of many specifically because the symptoms are similar to those associated with COVID-19.

Health leaders say the two are being handled as a "twin-demic."


Mayo Clinic doctor Greg Poland has been studying infectious diseases for more than 40 years.  Without a virus vaccine available, he says finding the right one and soon, is going to be one of the most important parts of modern human history and infectious diseases.

"This is a massive experiment. Never in human history have vaccines been created so quickly. So many of them, using novel platforms that have never been used before, and tried to distribute them on moss, in the midst of a pandemic."

Poland says the most effective thing you can do right now is to get a flu shot and wear a mask.

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