Mysterious disappearing flu deaths: Vermont reports zero deaths so far this flu season

By Guy Page

Three months into the flu season, Vermont has yet to record a death by traditional influenza, the Vermont Health Department confirmed Monday, Jan. 4.

On Dec. 31, Vermont Daily asked the Dept. of Health via email: “How many Vermonters have died from traditional flu this season?”

From October 1, 2020 through yesterday there have been zero (0) Vermont deaths registered where the underlying cause of death was influenza,” Dept. of Health Communications Officer Ben Truman said. He quoted the source as the VT Department of Health Vital Statistics System.

The flu season begins October 1 of every year and runs through May. By comparison, Vermont had 86 deaths in 2017 and 87 in 2018. Statistics for 2019 are currently unavailable.

Vermont flu cases are lower this year than most years, but not dramatically so, according to a graph prepared by the Vermont Department of Health. The flu usually spikes in late January.

CDC officials say the flu impact is light nationwide and list three reasons: 1) increased flu vaccination, 2) masking and social distancing; and 3) tighter transmission controls in schools, which are often a breeding ground for traditional influenza.

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7 thoughts on “Mysterious disappearing flu deaths: Vermont reports zero deaths so far this flu season

  1. If there were any flu deaths, it would be included in the Covid virus deaths, increasing that value. There are so many falsehoods, up is really down.

    • Tom,

      The more COVID deaths, the more FEDERAL help is needed to “FIGHT THE EPIDEMIC”.

      Flu deaths do not merit any federal help.

      It looks like Flu deaths are minimal this year, due to:

      1) increased flu vaccination,
      2) masking and social distancing; and
      3) tighter transmission controls in schools, which are often a breeding ground for traditional influenza.

  2. Call Levine and his “back-up” [Med tech “geniuses”] plus Governor Scott out— and up on a public stage….a state-wide “town meeting” WHERE THEY MUST ANSWER OUR QUESTIONS AND DEFEND THEIR ANSWERS.

    WHO IS ON THE CHINA “FRIENDLY” LIST & why……..How many cycles of the test are the labs running/ Where did all the FLU cases go?

    THESE MEN ARE LYING TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS STATE, GREATLY HARMING US ALL AND I HOPE THEY WILL ALL BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE VERY SOON. ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

    Let the Lawsuits–at least–flow now like water.

  3. Way to go Guy, great reporting.

    Covid also seems to be a cure for Diabetes and Heart related deaths too. For the most part Vermont has been more accurate in recording deaths than the other states…

    Great work. Great work. Bet you’ll never see this on Vermont Digger……they’re still searching for the truth….lol

  4. So masks work for flu, yet Covid cases and deaths have kept rising since the mask mandate was put in place. I’m not sure how that is supposed to work, but it has an odor to it, no?

    Our state health department,no longer knows how to add 2 + 2, it would seem.

  5. As with other events, the flu season is cancelled due to COVID. The State hopes flu season will resume normally next year. Unfortunately, also cancelled are allergies and common colds. As our Governor and Mr Levine say, we know this is tough, but it’s for the health and safety of all Vermonters.

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