Per the CDC graph at the top of the page: From Oct. 1, 2019 through…
Preliminary In-Season 2019-2020 Flu Burden Estimates
Links to key resources on the burden of influenza - CDC
Per the CDC graph at the top of the page: From Oct. 1, 2019 through March 14, 2020, there have been between 390,000-710,000 hospitalizations for the flu. No hysteria over this. No shutdown and lockdown of the citizenry.