I really doubt that she has the flu. I'm not saying she's lying about being sick, but the true flu is far less common than most people think, and it takes a lot longer to recover from than what the Cohen Camp is reporting. More likely it is just a bad cold.
As I've said before, all of these athletes (at least the seniors) should all have had flu vaccine (without some serious contraindication. Any coach who lets their athlete go out there in the crowds to risk getting the real flu at the wrong time is just being ridiculously callous about the health of the skater at a time when they need to be at their best. Or else some coaches may like the idea of an excuse (no fingers being pointed now!)
OMG, I wonder what the USFSA will do if she has to withdraw and asks for a bye.
She can recover from this in a few days...There is a flu going around right now that last a few days,you get a sore throat,fever,cough,phelgm.My husband had it over Christmas took him about 3 days and I caught it but it only lasted for me about a day or so because i eat so much fruit,i had enough Vitamin C to not get it as badly.My sister had it too. It's not a cold it's a flu bug.
This may be a way to get the pressure off Sasha, since she is so heavily favored to win this time. I am not saying she did not have the cold or the flu, but I doubt it is something serious. Sometimes hard work, stress, etc. can cause symptoms like those (throat related). I am sure she will recover in time for the nationals.