Last year’s flu was brutal—killing 80,000—but vaccine did better than expected

Enlarge / Get one. (credit: Getty | Jeff Greenberg) The 2017-2018 flu season was brutal, leading to an estimated 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations, according to new figures released Thursday, September 27, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Those are the highest estimated tolls the health agency has calculated for any flu season […]