RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – As flu-sickened individuals continue to swarm to hospitals and physicians’ offices around the country, the Biden administration said Wednesday that it will distribute prescription flu treatment from the Strategic National Stockpile to states.
This year’s flu season has been particularly severe and early. As instances have increased, some consumers are seeing barren shelves at pharmacies and grocery shops when they go shopping for over-the-counter medications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu has resulted in 150,000 hospitalizations and 9,300 fatalities this season.
“Jurisdictions will be able to get the support they need to keep Americans healthy as flu cases rise this winter,” Dawn O’Connell, an assistant secretary for preparedness and response at the Health and Human Services Department, which oversees the CDC, said in a statement.
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