More than 80,000 died of the flu in the U.S. last year. A majority of the victims were over the age of 65.
The unusually high death rate from influenza in an otherwise normal flu season was because of the dominant strain -- H3N2 -- is the more deadly of the four common strains.
Today on All Sides: Avoiding the flu and more.
- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health
- Peter Katzmarzyk, Chair, U.S. Report Card Research Advisory Committee, Pennington Biomedical Research Center
- Deborah Blum, director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, author of “The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century”