Pediatric deaths from the flu spiking, with the US Centers of Disease Control and Prevention reporting that 22 more children died from the flu last week. That brings the total number of child deaths to 84 this season. Among the latest victims a five year old Brooklyn girl.
Neighbors describing a desperate mother and a heartbreaking scene.>> She was sitting on the floor holding her daughter, cradling her daughter, and she was just trying to tell her daughter wake up and please don’t leave me.>> To make matters worse, the nasty flu season isn’t leveling off.
The CDC saying it’s expeced to continue for several more weeks. This years vaccine is 59% effective in children. An unexpectedly high number compared to 36% for adults, however, the latest CDC reports say most of the childrn who have died this year had not been vaccinated