Flu cases plummet in southern hemisphere, attributed to coronavirus measures
From Australia to South America, infections and deaths from annual influenza drop dramatically, apparently due to social distancing and better hygiene practices
By Stuart Winer Today, 11:03 am

Annual flu rates have dived in the southern hemisphere with infections in some areas down to a fraction of their usual numbers for the season, with medical officials saying that restrictions to limit coronavirus infection rates were having a similar impact on flu transmission.

In Australia, from January to June there were 21,000 people diagnosed with flu compared to 132,000 during the same period in 2019. There have been 36 deaths, compared to 430 the year before...