The southern hemisphere flu season was almost non-existent, hopefully ours will be the same. They speculate it had to do with masks, and distancing. If so, there may be a silver lining to COVID, that will save many lives going forward. Probably a few other diseases will have a harder time taking hold also, if the world permanently adopts these basic preventitive measures.
I think you are starting to believe what is written on your blog...media works like that...it eventually sinks in even when the science is flimsy or plain non-existent. I don't believe we were living incorrectly, and need any permanent changes -- except helping people get their immune systems to better health through good nutrition, stress elimination, and poverty elimination. They keep messaging the "new normal" because that puts us in a psychological frame to accept idiocy.