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COVID-19- Why are Back-to-School Check-ups and Vaccinations Important?

COVID-19- WHY ARE BACK-TO-SCHOOL CHECK-UPS AND VACCINATIONS IMPORTANT?

Vaccinations are important to prevent the outbreak of other communicable diseases like measles and also check-ups will help physicians...

Seasonal flu reports hit record lows amid global social distancing

SEASONAL FLU REPORTS HIT RECORD LOWS AMID GLOBAL SOCIAL DISTANCING

BEIJING - Global social distancing rules targeting coronavirus have pushed influenza infection rates to a record low, early figures...

 
 
 
Could the Flu Shot Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's?

COULD THE FLU SHOT LOWER YOUR RISK FOR ALZHEIMER'S?

Two new studies being presented Monday at this summer's virtual Alzheimer's Association International Conference found a lower incidence...

GPs get ready to give free flu jab to 30m people this winter

GPS GET READY TO GIVE FREE FLU JAB TO 30M PEOPLE THIS WINTER

Some 30 million people in England are to be offered a free NHS jab this winter in a bid to prevent the health service collapsing under...

 
 
 
COVID-19 Tests Will Soon Cover Flu Too, Giroir Says

COVID-19 TESTS WILL SOON COVER FLU TOO, GIROIR SAYS

WASHINGTON - Future COVID-19 tests will also be able to test for influenza A and B, according to Trump administration "testing czar"...

Researchers look to unlock secrets of COVID-19 herd immunity by studying Canada's Hutterite colonies

RESEARCHERS LOOK TO UNLOCK SECRETS OF COVID-19 HERD IMMUNITY BY STUDYING CANADA'S HUTTERITE COLONIES

The time of COVID-19 has not been a happy one for western Canada's Hutterite colonies. A series of outbreaks made public by health...

 
 
 
Will every person over 50 get a flu jab on the NHS this winter?

WILL EVERY PERSON OVER 50 GET A FLU JAB ON THE NHS THIS WINTER?

Matt Hancock and the government are looking to 'consider all options' to avoid a double-whammy scenario of a bad flu season and a second...

Coronavirus: UK plans 'biggest flu vaccination programme ever'

CORONAVIRUS: UK PLANS 'BIGGEST FLU VACCINATION PROGRAMME EVER'

Matt Hancock said the Government had procured enough jabs to vaccinate a record-breaking number of Britons on the NHS this winter....

 
 
 

FAST-SPREADING MUTATION HELPS COMMON FLU SUBTYPE ESCAPE IMMUNE RESPONSE

Strains of a common subtype of influenza virus, H3N2, have almost universally acquired a mutation that effectively blocks antibodies...

How Often Does COVID-19 Combine Forces With Other Viruses?

HOW OFTEN DOES COVID-19 COMBINE FORCES WITH OTHER VIRUSES?

Other respiratory viruses haven't co-infected SARS-CoV-2 patients much so far, although those findings from the end of the cold and...

 
 
 
Britain could have been hit harder by Covid-19 because it has avoided bad flu seasons

BRITAIN COULD HAVE BEEN HIT HARDER BY COVID-19 BECAUSE IT HAS AVOIDED BAD FLU SEASONS

Data showed a clear trend between less intense flu seasons and high coronavirus death rates, with Belgium and England escaping intense...

Xofluza Prophylaxis Mostly Stopped Flu in Japanese Families

XOFLUZA PROPHYLAXIS MOSTLY STOPPED FLU IN JAPANESE FAMILIES

Baloxavir marboxil appeared effective in preventing household contacts of flu patients from developing infections themselves, a randomized...

 
 
 
Labour calls for free flu jabs for over-50s to prevent second Covid-19 wave combined with influenza

LABOUR CALLS FOR FREE FLU JABS FOR OVER-50S TO PREVENT SECOND COVID-19 WAVE COMBINED WITH INFLUENZA

Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer said the Government owed it to the NHS to do all it could to prevent two outbreaks - of Covid-19 and...

Coronavirus patients are eight times more likely to suffer a stroke compared to flu patients

CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS ARE EIGHT TIMES MORE LIKELY TO SUFFER A STROKE COMPARED TO FLU PATIENTS

A new study found that, of more than 1,900 patients either in the ER or hospitalized with coronavirus, 1.6% suffered an ischemic stroke...

 
 
 
Stroke More Likely in COVID-19 Than Flu Patients

STROKE MORE LIKELY IN COVID-19 THAN FLU PATIENTS

COVID-19 patients had a significantly higher risk of ischemic stroke than respiratory flu patients, data from two New York City hospitals...

6 Things You Need To Know About Herd Immunity And COVID-19

6 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HERD IMMUNITY AND COVID-19

“But it's good that people are getting infected, it means we're getting closer to herd immunity!” Among all the junk science and conspiracy...

 
 
 
Strain of swine flu virus prevalent in China has the potential to spread to humans, scientists warn 

STRAIN OF SWINE FLU VIRUS PREVALENT IN CHINA HAS THE POTENTIAL TO SPREAD TO HUMANS, SCIENTISTS WARN 

Experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences say pigs are a 'key intermediate host' or 'mixing vessel' for viruses spreading from wild...

Majority of People Are Already Resistant to SARS-CoV-2

MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE ALREADY RESISTANT TO SARS-COV-2

According to research 1 conducted in Switzerland, SARS-CoV-2-specific antibodies are only found in the most severe cases - about 1...

 
 
 
A new swine flu strain with 'pandemic potential' was just found circulating in Chinese pigs

A NEW SWINE FLU STRAIN WITH 'PANDEMIC POTENTIAL' WAS JUST FOUND CIRCULATING IN CHINESE PIGS

A study reports the discovery of a new strain of influenza in pigs in Chinese slaughterhouses. The new strain is a combination of a...

University of Tennessee makes Covid-19 vaccine shot mandatory for students when available

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE MAKES COVID-19 VACCINE SHOT MANDATORY FOR STUDENTS WHEN AVAILABLE

The University of Tennessee has become the first one to require students and faculty to receive vaccines for the flu and Covid-19 that...