While discussing the latest on the coronavirus pandemic, an emergency medical physician told Yahoo Finance Live that he thinks Americans should consider wearing masks every flu season. He noted that there was a huge decrease in flu-related hospitalizations and illnesses last winter because of the COVID-19 protocols everyone was practicing – namely wearing a mask when in public. Of course, washing hands frequently, social distancing, and being mindful of staying home and away from other people if they were sick also helped keep flu cases in check. The doctor says he’s hoping people will continue to deploy these public health measures going forward, stating that wearing a mask can help curb flu spread. He also urges everyone to get their flu shot for an added layer of protection.
The Seniors Trust is committed to improving the lives of seniors by working to improve Social Security. It wants to see Congress pass the Social Security Expansion Act. This landmark piece of legislation will provide bigger monthly Social Security benefits, establish a more realistic cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for seniors, and guarantee the long-term solvency of the Social Security program.