Flu

Covid-19 And 1918 Flu Mortality In Nyc 'in The Same Ballpark'

Because mortality rates have fallen by half over 100 years, the relative increase in excess deaths for the COVID-19 outbreak in New York was higher than that for the Spanish flu, researchers found. Medscape Medical News
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Efforts To Stymie Coronavirus Might Mean Milder Flu Season

Ethen Kim Lieser Health, Americas That would be nice and likely result in much better outcomes than a two-punch flu, coronavirus combo in the Fall. Health officials and doctors have been sounding the alarm about the fast-coming flu season, warning...
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Cdc Says A Coronavirus Disaster Is Coming This Fall If People Don’t Start Doing This

The coronavirus pandemic combined with the upcoming flu season might be "the worst fall, from a public health perspective, we've ever had." CDC Director Robert Redfield made this statement, and he is once again warning Americans that everyone has to...
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How 'daniel Tiger' Can Help Soothe A Scared, Lonely, Quarantined Kid

"Mom, does Dad have the virus?" my daughter asked me from the back seat of the car. My husband was isolating after a high fever, chills, and a negative flu test.  "I don't know," I told her as we drove. "We're waiting to find out. But if he doe
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Get Your Flu Shot As Early As Possible This Year

As the muggy summer months drag on in the northern hemisphere, public health officials are already gearing up for the cold fall and winter. Or as they call it, flu season.The influenza virus circulates predictably around October, but this year...
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Dr. Fauci Warns Of A Potential Coronavirus Nightmare Scenario In The Coming Months

The convergence of the coronavirus pandemic and the flu could lead to “a very difficult time” for America if safety measures aren’t enforced uniformly, Dr. Anthony Fauci said during an interview. The nation’s top infectious disease expert...
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Forget Bird Flu — Ostrich Fever Is Gripping The Philippines

With the Manila area under coronavirus lockdown, two of the giant birds took their chance to make a dash for freedom.
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How Cowardly Are America’s Students?

(John Hinderaker) Experience shows that if you are 25 years old or younger, the Wuhan virus is less deadly than the average seasonal flu. (If you didn’t already know that, watch this.) And how many young people die of the seasonal flu?...
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Putin Tasks Cabinet With Ensuring Funding For Flu, Covid-19 Vaccination

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has tasked the government with ensuring funding for flu and coronavirus vaccination after vaccines are registered, noting that up to 60 percent of Russians should be vaccinated against flu.
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Libertarianism And Communicable Disease

In a recent post, I mentioned that I tentatively support UC's new requirement that all students, faculty, and staff get vaccinated against the flu. (I say tentatively because it's possible that the medical benefits aren't great enough.) My reasoning...
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Can Platform Vaccines Really Save Us?

In April 2009, a new type of influenza began spreading through the American West: H1N1, or swine flu. Vaccine developers had been preparing for a moment like this after several deadly flu pandemics in the twentieth century. They began cultivating...
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[eugene Volokh] Libertarianism And Communicable Disease

In a recent post, I mentioned that I tentatively support UC's new requirement that all students, faculty, and staff get vaccinated against the flu. (I say tentatively because it's possible that the medical benefits aren't great enough.) My reasoning...
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Covid And The Death Of Common Sense

(John Hinderaker) Why are so many panicked over the Wuhan flu, a relatively minor disease? Of course, COVID can be deadly, like virtually all diseases, but if you are 25 or under it is less lethal than an average seasonal flu, and it is...
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Why The Coronavirus Is More Likely To ‘superspread’ Than The Flu

Most people won’t spread the virus widely. The few who do are probably in the wrong place at the wrong time in their infection, new models suggest.
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Flu Vaccination In High-risk Groups May Reduce Cv Events

FRIDAY, Aug. 7, 2020 -- Flu vaccination is underused in high-risk patients but is associated with reduced rates of cardiovascular events among patients who do receive it, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association Basic...
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What H1n1 Taught The Us About Delivering Pandemic Vaccines

The 2009 pandemic caused by H1N1 pales in comparison to coronavirus. Just six months after the first case of the flu variant was detected on US soil, doctors had a vaccine in hand. Technically, the pandemic was over by the time they could administer...
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Doctor Warns That If Schools Open For The Fall Semester, They’ll Be Closed Within Weeks Due To...

A doctor has warned that if schools reopen in the fall for the 2020-2021 school year as-scheduled, they’ll be closed by the end of October due to children and teachers sick with both COVID-19 and the seasonal flu, Business Insider reported....
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Trump Claims Lockdowns 'do Not Prevent Infection In The Future' And Undermines Dr. Fauci's Push To...

Fauci emphasized that it's of utmost importance to contain the virus before the fall, when the flu season starts.
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The Uk Says It Is Rolling Out Rapid Tests That Can See Whether You Have The Coronavirus Within 90...

The tests, created by the UK-based companies DnaNudge and Oxford Nanopore, are also able to test for the flu.
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Former Fda Commissioner Hopeful U.s. Can Avoid Singificant Flu Season Amid Pandemic

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb didn't paint a rosy picture about the future of the coronavirus pandemic Sunday during an appearance on CBS News' Face the Nation. He said he anticipates continuous regional epidemics,...
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