With late summer cases stubbornly high, Illinois faces a ‘perfect storm’ of COVID-19 risk this fall, researche – Chicago Tribune

“We’ve really not seen the combination of flu and COVID, and we surmise that it will be worse than either of them individually,” Ezike said. “And so that’s why our large, large emphasis, since we don’t actually have the COVID vaccine but we will have the flu shot, we will be pushing that just incessantly, to anybody over 6 months of age, anyone who doesn’t have an absolute contraindication.”