Why would that be? There are a combination of reasons.
- Hurricane Michael drenched the area in negative ions.
- Cell and internet service is still down in some areas.
- We've had 350% more rain for this time period since the storm. Losing so many trees apparently affects weather patterns. Who would have thunk it! The storms - which last much longer now - bring additional negative ions.
- With some area hospitals shut down due to hurricane damage, there was no hospital to go to or report it if a person actually had the flu. The same is true with doctor's' offices, some of which were significantly damaged. Many private practice and hospital physicians have left town permanently.
The net result is that everyone in Panama City, for example, is still talking about the hurricane, and no one is talking about the flu!