COVID cases in California are down from their peak, but the start of flu season is increasing the risk for what some public health experts call a “twindemic”– a simultaneous winter surge in COVID-19 and influenza.
“When the temperature and humidity drop and we spend more time indoors in close proximity, many viruses transmit better,” says Susan Huang, MD, MPH, UCI Health Medical Director for Epidemiology and Infection Prevention. “Getting the flu vaccine now can reduce your risk for complications later this winter.”
We spoke with Dr. Huang to better understand how we can continue keeping our communities healthy, including the importance of the flu vaccine, and the possible risks posed by a “twindemic.”
As new information about COVID-19 transmission becomes available, Irvine Company is working in close partnership with UCI Health to ensure our approach to workplace wellness continues to support our customers’ well-being and business success. For more information, visit ComeBackWithConfidence.com.