Examining the staying power of flu season
Jan 8, 2019

Examining the staying power of flu season

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It looks like tax refunds will still be coming, no matter how long the partial government shutdown drags on. Why the change, after tax refunds were declared a non-essential government activity? Then we turn to the upcoming flu season. The last one led to roughly 80,000 people dying prematurely from the flu and complications tied to it. It was the highest total in 40 years. So, why does the flu still do so much damage? Also, we check in on Liverpool, England, where Beatlemania remains as strong as ever. Today's show is sponsored by Indeed, U.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.


It looks like tax refunds will still be coming, no matter how long the partial government shutdown drags on. Why the change, after tax refunds were declared a non-essential government activity? Then we turn to the upcoming flu season. The last one led to roughly 80,000 people dying prematurely from the flu and complications tied to it. It was the highest total in 40 years. So, why does the flu still do so much damage? Also, we check in on Liverpool, England, where Beatlemania remains as strong as ever. Today’s show is sponsored by Indeed, U.S. Postal Service and Wasabi Hot Cloud Storage.

The team

Victoria Craig Host, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Brian Allison Engineer
Erika Soderstrom Producer
Rose Conlon Producer