🇺🇸 US facing worst flu outbreak in a decade

Over the winter season, 53 children have died and flu-related hospital admissions are at an all-time high.

In Atlanta, Georgia, Grady Memorial Hospital opened a temporary mobile emergency room enclosed in plastic tents to handle a 25% increase in visits in the month of January.

While this flu strain is not necessarily deadly, the National Institute of Health is still advising Americans to get a vaccine. A Canadian study, however, found the vaccine was less than 20 percent effective.

People are being urged to get the flu vaccine, despite questions about its effectiveness.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports.

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