It is entirely reasonable that the same control measures (masks, distancing, et al) that are failing to control COVID-19 could be controlling influenza well. The devil is in the details.
Don’t believe it – the CDC did not claim 85% of COVID cases were in people wearing masks
Anti-maskers and COVID-hoaxers are claiming that a small CDC study published in September proves masks don't work. The study very nearly finds the opposite.
COVID-19 in Colorado – October 15, 2020 update
New cases are setting new records. Test positivity is over 5% again. New hospitalizations are clearly up and the trend goes back to just after schools statewide went back to in-person learning. And new deaths are starting to increase and will continue to do so until all Coloradans take the pandemic seriously.
A response to a Facebook comment: debunking a false claim from a Sarah Huckabee-Sanders parody account about fewer deaths in 2020 than in 2018 or 2019 (corrected)
The tweet above was misinformation when it was written, yet anti-maskers and COVID-hoaxers continue to share it. Here's my debunking of this tweet.
COVID-19 in Colorado – October 1, 2020 update
Cases are way up. Positivity is up a little. Hospitalizations are up just a bit. Deaths are still low, but unfortunately that's not going to last.
COVID-19 in Colorado – September 17, 2020 update
It's too early to say for sure, but there are some early signs that COVID-19 is increasing in Colorado as a result of schools going back into session.
Mask disclaimers and liability – a response to a Facebook commenter
Liability and cost are why boxes of disposable masks claim to be "not for medical use." The masks will still help reduce COVID-19 transmission.
Teachers should not be martyrs for their students’ parents
To the teachers I know - thank you for your service to your students and your communities.
Another COVID-19 meme debunking – “this is what collapsed the world economy”
Anyone who shares the meme above is either grossly misinformed, naive, or a liar. Here's why.
Don’t believe the latest CDC/COVID-19 comorbidity lies (updated)
This meme, taken from Facebook, is false. It's disinformation, as is any similar meme or comment or Tweet that implies the CDC has been dishonestly overstating COVID-19 deaths.