Here’s a map of how severe the influenza has been in the country: CDC Influenza
Click on the “previous” link to see just how bad it was. In the week of February 23rd for example, it covers the entire nation at the highest “widespread” level. I’ve been suspecting that it was “epidemic” and it looks like I’m right.
Digging a bit further:
The proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza was above the epidemic threshold for the tenth consecutive week.
Click on the “Flu Activity & Surveillance” link and check the range of dates.
I have personally heard from many people from all over the country. And those that have tried to call and talk to me realize how bad it is for me. This morning I was coughing up blood. But I think it was from yesterday’s severe coughing attacks I had. I did talk to the nurse, nobody can get through to a doctor it seems, and I’m keeping an eye on it.