- Jul 19, 2015
Thing is...it doesn't really infect kids/young people. Not sure what shutting schools down does.
Look at flu progression - there is a significant decrease in new diagnoses every year when school closes for Christmas. Opens back in January and it starts bumping back up again. Those kids don't die either, though the flu seems harder on kids than the Wuhan virus.
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report (FluView)