The Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States also known as CDC, Robert Redfield, in an interview with WebMD, encouraged Americans to wear masks, social distance, wash their hands and “be smart about crowds” to bring the outbreak under control. Redfield also mentioned that about 50% of Americans usually take the flu vaccine and that he plans to increase that number to 65% at least. Flu season typically starts in October and worsens between December and February. Flu shots will be in stock by early September, though they may not be offered at all of their traditional settings such as workplaces. “By getting that flu vaccine, you may be able to then negate the necessity to have to take up a hospital bed,” Redfield said.