from University of Michigan
You may have heard that very few cases of the flu occurred during the Covid-19 pandemic. Credit is given to masks and social distancing as well as flu shots. Turns out a flu vaccination may be helpful against Covid-19. University of Michigan researchers reported that people who got a flu shot the previous season were slightly less likely to test positive for Covid-19. Further, people who received the flu shot were significantly less likely to be hospitalized for Covid. The Michigan team notes some media outlets have debunked the idea, but researchers say their study suggests a simple flu shot may have benefits beyond protecting us from the flu.