Urban Milwaukee

This flu season has many health experts in Athens and around the nation concerned about a possible ‘twindemic’ of people possibly getting both the flu and COVID-19 this year. Dr. Thomas Wells is an internal medicine specialist at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital.  


“We have the concern about flu and COVID actively circulating in the community, people can be co-effected.”

Officials say the flu usually peaks between December and February, but it can last into May.  

Both illnesses have similar symptoms but need different treatment.