The 21st Show

ENCORE: Flu In The Time of COVID


Mark Turnauckas

Editor's Note: While our live broadcast is preempted by the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett, we’re revisiting some of our favorite conversations from recent weeks. This segment originally aired October 7, 2020.

The flu virus kills tens of thousands of Americans annually, and sidelines thousands more. But this year, the flu is converging with a global pandemic caused by a much deadlier virus — COVID-19. So what do we know, and what should we be doing to protect ourselves from this potential “twindemic”?

The 21st was joined by an assistant professor of microbiology at the University of Illinois who studies infectious diseases and a pediatrician with Memorial Physician Services in Springfield to help answer this question.


Prof. Chris Brooke, Assistant Professor of Microbiology, University of Illinois 

Dr. Ashish John, Department Chair Pediatrics, Memorial Physician Services, Springfield 


Prepared for web by Zainab Qureshi

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