Estimate of Deaths in Typical Flu Season Is Lowered – NYTimes.com

In presenting the new numbers on Thursday, the centers urged journalists to stop using annual averages like 36,000 or 24,000 and to use more vague estimates like “tens of thousands of people may die.”

via Estimate of Deaths in Typical Flu Season Is Lowered – NYTimes.com.

Well, good.  That’s good news, and being able to scale the threat against you personally is a good thing.

This doesn’t mean, by the way, that you don’t need a flu shot.  You Do.  (I get mine).