During the pandemic lockdown, the C.D.C. said the 2020 flu season was the mildest on record.
But now with people returning to work and kids returning to school, the C.D.C. is predicting that this year could be a bad one.
Experts say our flu resistance has lowered because of less exposure in the previous year.
Many are concerned about the potential for a catastrophic flu season.
The C.D.C. estimates around thirty-six thousand people die from the flu each year.
If this flu season is above average, it could have a damaging effect on the already overrun hospitals.